WWII in Color-Blitzkrieg Over Holland, Belgium and France (Watch)

Image source: Bundesarchiv
Image source: Bundesarchiv

It has been 76 years since Belgium, The Netherlands, and France were invaded by the German armies. A color video tells the story of the German Blitzkrieg in the West and rattles our memories about this event. Two main operations comprised the German invasion plan. In Case Yellow (Fall Gelb) the armored units from the German military pushed into Belgium and the Netherlands by way of the Ardennes and the Somme Valley in order to cut off and then surround the units of the Allied Forces that had made their way into Belgium to face off the anticipated German threat.

After the Belgian, British, and some French forces were pushed back toward the sea by a well-organized mobile operation, the British government made the call to evacuate the British Expeditionary Force and multiple divisions of French military from Dunkirk at Operation Dynamo.


Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.

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