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Fall Gelb: The 1940 Blitzkrieg
"We all know that the French (and the British forces in France) were defeated in less than 2 months, but how much do YOU know about the 1940 Blitzkrieg?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is the translation normally given to the word 'Blitzkrieg'?
In the morning of the 10th May 1940 the Germans invaded the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Paratroopers played an important role. What division were these paratroopers organised into?
7. Flieger-Division (7th Flyer Division)
Division zbV (Division For Special Purposes)
1. Fallschirmjäger-Division (1st Airborne Division)
Göring-Division (Göring Division)
How many Panzer-Divisions were deployed against the Western Powers?
In Fall Gelb, the Germans for the first time deployed a 'Panzergruppe'. Who was in command of the original Panzergruppe?
General of Armoured Troops Heinz Guderian
General of Cavalry Ewald von Kleist
Colonel-General Walther von Reichenau
Major-General Erich Marks
Like in the France-Prussian war of 1870-1871, this town again played a vital role in the defeat of France.
Of the famous Panzer-Divisions, how many were deployed against Belgium and Luxembourg in Heeresgruppe (Army Group) A?
The Germans attacked through the Netherlands and Belgium because the Franco-German border was defended by which defensive line?
Line of Peace
What was the French counterpart of the German Panzer-Divisions?
Divison Cuirassée de Réserve
Division Infantérie Motorisée
The French tanks are generally considerd superior to the German panzers, but there was, besides doctrine, one important difference between the French Chars and the German Panzers. What was the most important difference?
The French had one-man turrets, the German 3-man turrets
The French had only one gun, the Germans had several
The French tanks were slower
The French tanks didn't have tracks, they had wheels
This man wrote the book "Vers L'Armée Metièr" ("Towards a Professional Army"), commanded a tank division and later became the leader of the Free French. Who was he?
Charles de Gaulle
Albert Leclerc de Hautecloque
Michel de Lattre de Tassigny
Whom of the following German generals was NOT the leader of an Armoured Corps?
Erich von Manstein
After the fall of Dunkirk and the continued German advance, the French capital, Paris, was declared an 'Open City'. On what date did German troops enter Paris?
This French commander was the Commander in Chief of all ground forces situated in France. After the German breaktrough he was replaced by General Weygand. Who was he?
The armistice was signed in a traincar in which of the following cities?
After the Amistice was signed the unoccupied area of France was known as?
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