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Hitler's “Stop Order”. Why German tanks did not crush the British army

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Hitler's “Stop Order”. Why German tanks did not crush the British army

Armored and automotive equipment of the British expeditionary forces in Europe, abandoned at Dunkirk


Blitzkrieg in the West. After the German divisions broke through to the sea, about a million French, English, and Belgian soldiers were cut off from the main forces. German Tanks moved along the coast with virtually no resistance and occupied French ports. Guderian could occupy Dunkirk almost without a fight, which led to the complete destruction and capture of the entire enemy group. However, Hitler received an order to stop the offensive. Hitler's “stop order” has become one of the mysteries stories.

The catastrophe of the Allied armies


On May 14, 1940, the Netherlands surrendered. On May 17, the Nazis captured the Belgian capital Brussels. The German Army Group “A” under the command of Rundstedt and the Army Group “B” under the leadership of Leeb surrounded the million-strong group of Anglo-Franco-Belgian forces with a sweeping movement, pressing them to the sea. In the areas of Sedan and Dinan, the Germans immediately crossed the Meuse. When they learned in London that the line of defense on the Meuse was broken and that the French commander-in-chief, Gamelin, had no strategic reserves ready to close the gap and immediately launch a counterattack to break through the blockade, they were shocked.

The tank formations of the 4th German army, easily reflecting the poorly organized counter-attacks of the French, broke through to Saint-Quentin. Kleist’s strike tank group, having crossed the Ardennes and the Meuse, was rapidly advancing through northern France, and on May 20, 1940, reached the English Channel in the region of Abbeville. The Anglo-Franco-Belgian group was blocked in Flanders and pressed to the coast. There were still chances to break through at least part of the troops. The encircled Allied group initially had almost double superiority over the surrounding German forces. It was possible to concentrate combat-ready units and strike southwest, remove part of the group from the environment.

However, the British were already thinking about evacuation and did not want to take risks. And the French were stunned and confused. The French commander, Gamelain, ordered a breakthrough. But at this time, the French government was concerned, how to obscure the catastrophe, to find the extreme. At the most tense moment, Gamelin was removed, and Weygan was placed. The new commander in chief of the French army, General Weygand could not do anything. Moreover, at first he canceled Gamelin’s order to organize counterattacks to save the blocked group. Then, after understanding, he repeated this order. But time was already lost. The position of the allied forces quickly became disastrous. The command and control of the troops was broken, the connection was interrupted. Some divisions still tried to counterattack, scattered and unsuccessfully, without due pressure, others only defended themselves, while others ran to the ports. The troops quickly turned into a crowd of refugees. German aviation bombed and shot the enemy. Allied aviation was almost inactive. Huge crowds of refugees worsened the situation, clogged the roads. Among them were many soldiers who abandoned weapon. They belonged to units that were put to flight during the German breakthrough.

The Allied forces cut off in Flanders and Northern France were located in the triangle of Gravlin, Denin and Ghent. The armies of Rundstedt advanced from the west, and the troops of Leeb from the east. On the night of May 23, the main command of the ground forces ordered Army Groups A and B to continue to compress the encirclement around the enemy. The troops of the 6th Army were to throw enemy forces located in the area of ​​Lille to the coast. The troops of Army Group “A” were to reach the Bethune – St. Omer – Calais line and advance further to the northeast. As a result, the destruction of the enemy group was planned to be carried out by the joint efforts of two army groups advancing from the west and east.


Automobile equipment of the British expeditionary force in Europe, abandoned on the road near Dunkirk


British soldiers on Dunkirk beach during a German air raid


Surrendered French soldiers march past a German company of honor guard on the Great Square in Lille. On May 31, 1940, the French and English units defending Lille surrendered. The commander of the remnants of the 1st French Army, General Jean-Baptiste Moligne, agreed on honorable conditions for surrender with the commander of the 27th Wehrmacht Army Corps, General Alfred Weger and the commander of the 267th Infantry Division, General of the Tank Forces Ernst Fesman. Three companies of French soldiers with weapons, but without ammunition, marched past the German command and companies of the guard of honor and then headed to the prisoner of war camp

Stop order


There is no doubt that the Allies were threatened with death or surrender. In particular, the 550th Belgian army, having no hope of evacuation, the help of the Allies and the ability to hold defense on the coast for a long time, surrendered on May 28. In London, they understood this and ordered their expeditionary forces under the command of General Gort to immediately evacuate through the strait to the British Isles. The problem was that the British did not have time to evacuate their army if the Germans had not suddenly stopped.

German mobile units advanced rapidly, occupying French ports almost without a fight. On May 22, German troops occupied Boulogne; on May 23, they reached Calais and the near approaches to Dunkirk. The French troops, panicked and completely demoralized, laid down their arms. The British, having effectively left the Belgians to their fate, quickly retreated to Dunkirk, the only remaining port from where it was possible to evacuate to their native island. The British command mobilized almost all boats and vessels, including private ones, to take out the soldiers. But Guderian’s 19th Panzer Corps reached Dunkirk two days earlier than the main British forces. German armored vehicles stood almost in front of a defenseless city. And then an order came to stop the offensive. “We were speechless,” the German general recalled. Guderian believed that German troops were able to destroy the enemy.

The greatest threat to the allies was the mobile formations of the 4th Army, which were supposed to advance from the west. But the commander of Army Group A, Rundstedt, decided to postpone the offensive of the forces of Kleist and Goth until May 25. Arriving at the headquarters of Rundstedt on May 24, Hitler, together with Jodl, agreed with the view that mechanized divisions should be kept at the milestone reached, and infantry should go forward. The corresponding order was received by the 4th Army von Kluge.

As a result, German tanks were suddenly stopped on May 24 already in front of Dunkirk. 20 km from the city, which German tank divisions could overcome in one jerk. As Churchill noted, the British intercepted "an unencrypted German message that the attack on the Dunkirk, Azbrook, Merville line should be stopped." The Allies did not have defense here yet. For two days, the British were able to establish a defense in this direction and organize a large-scale evacuation operation.


Allied forces await evacuation on the beach in Dunkirk


Allied forces evacuated to ships from the beach in Dunkirk


[British soldiers follow to land on a British destroyer off the coast of Dunkirk

The reasons for the "miracle in Dunkirk"


Researchers highlight the military and political reasons for Hitler's “stop order”. The Führer and the high command could not yet fully believe in the defeat of France, that the French had already laid down and would not rise. The Germans believed that they were still waiting for fierce battles in central and southern France. Hitler and many generals from the high command remembered the year 1914, when the German corps marched on Paris as bravely, but stretched out communications, ran out of steam and could not win the battle on the Marne. The Führer declared: "I will not allow the second Marne."

Hitler and his generals assessed the current situation as a whole correctly. The enemy had to throw strategic reserves into battle, strike from the south into the base of the tank wedge. It was believed that the French army would be able to organize strong counterattacks for the deblockade of the Dunkirk group. France still had the resources and strength for serious resistance. And on the coast, desperate allies could dig in and take the last battle, inflicting brutal losses on the Germans. It is necessary to pull up infantry and artillery, rear. Logic suggested that mobile units must be maintained for future battles. You can not expose tanks on the coast under the attacks of British naval artillery and aircraft. It was obvious that the British would give up all their strength in order to save their only cadre army. An expeditionary army was needed to defend the British Isles.

Strong enemy counterattacks were expected. It seemed that it would be so. On May 21 and 22, the Allies counterattacked in the Arras area. On May 23, the Allies again attacked the right flank of the Kleist group in the Arras area with forces of three British brigades and part of the 3rd French mechanized brigade. The Germans suffered heavy losses in tanks. True, the battlefield remained with the Nazis, they quickly repaired and returned damaged vehicles to service. The Germans decided that it was necessary to regroup mobile units for a new strike and save for new offensive operations in France. Thus, Hitler and the German high command decided to save the tanks "for the battle for France." And in the end she was not there, the French, in fact, were already blown away.

On the other hand, the head of the Luftwaffe Goering promised the Führer that his pilots would manage without tanks. It is necessary to properly bomb the relatively small Dunkirk bridgehead, which is jam-packed with soldiers, refugees and equipment, and the enemy will throw a white flag. There were grounds under these hopes. The allies were not only defeated, but also began to quarrel with each other. The British threw the front, the French and the Belgians pushed around, tried to put them to defend the export of the British. Refugees were driven away from ships. The King of Belgium, Leopold was invited to abandon the army and flee. As a result, the Belgians decided that it was all over, and surrendered.

The political reason is also clear. Hitler wanted to have the preconditions for concluding a peace with England. The Fuhrer wanted to defeat France, to avenge the war of 1914-1918. In England, the Nazi elite saw "brothers" in the Aryan nation and in spirit. It was Britain that began to build the world order that the Nazis dreamed of. With the division of people into a "higher race and" lower ", with genocide and terror of" subhuman ", any resistance, with concentration camps, etc. Therefore, Hitler saw in England not an enemy, but a future partner in a new world order. Therefore, the Fuhrer gave the British a chance to flee from France, even in difficult circumstances and at the cost of serious losses. To then negotiate with the British. Fortunately in Britain there was a strong pro-German party.


German soldiers rest on the shore near the defeated French destroyer Le Adrois. On May 21, 1940, the ship was attacked by a He-111 bomber and, as a result of a bomb explosion at the bottom (breaking through the hull), was forced to throw itself onto the shore of Malo-les-Bains beach near Dunkirk


Abandoned allies automotive equipment on the beach at Dunkirk


Abandoned French tanks AMR-35 2nd mechanized division in the area of ​​Dunkirk

Operation «Dynamo»


On May 25, 1940, the German 6th and 18th armies and two army corps of the 4th army launched an offensive in order to liquidate the enemy group. But the attack on the allied grouping from the east and southeast proceeded very slowly. The forces of one infantry were not enough. Procrastination was dangerous. The enemy could come to his senses and try to seize the initiative. On May 26, Hitler, having understood the situation, canceled the “stop order”. But at the same time, mobile units began to be withdrawn from the battle, they were aiming at Paris. The elimination of the allies pressed to the sea was entrusted to the infantry, artillery and aircraft.

Thus, the ban on the use of armored forces to defeat the Dunkirk group lasted a little over two days. However, the British managed to take advantage of this and slip out of the trap. When German tanks resumed their offensive on May 27, they met strong and well-organized resistance. The French held defenses on the western flank, the British on the eastern. Using a very rough terrain, the Allies prepared more or less solid lines, saturated them with artillery and stubbornly defended themselves, sometimes counterattacking. British aviation actively covered their ground forces and navy.


The infantry tank "Matilda I" from the 1st Tank Brigade covers the retreat of the British infantry to Dunkirk. End of May 1940


Captive English soldiers in Dunkirk Square


British soldiers evacuated by sea from Dunkirk

The British already on May 20 began to collect vessels for evacuation. For the Dunkirk operation, all available vessels of the military and merchant fleets were mobilized - about 700 British and about 250 French. Used hundreds of civilian vessels (fishing, passenger, pleasure yachts, small cargo ships, ferries, etc.), mostly small. They took people directly from the beaches and transported soldiers to larger ships and ships, or brought directly to Britain. Some shipowners themselves brought their vessels, others requisitioned them. In addition, the existing Dutch and Belgian vessels were used to evacuate.

Even before the official start of the Dunkirk operation, the British actively exported troops (rear, auxiliary units) and evacuated about 58 thousand people. May 26 was followed by an official order to evacuate the expeditionary army. The evacuation took place dispersed, under artillery fire and air strikes. In the port, they loaded on large ships and ships, on the beaches the soldiers built temporary berths from cars driven into the water, to which small vessels could approach. Some ships could be reached or swam in boats, boats, rafts or swimming.

The German Air Force actively bombarded the bridgehead, but failed to disrupt the evacuation. For several days the weather was bad, which hampered the actions of aviation. On the other hand, the British concentrated their aircraft to cover the evacuation. The British had airfields nearby, and their fighters constantly hung over Dunkirk, driving away the enemy.

Thus, the Hitlerite command made a major miscalculation, losing the opportunity to destroy the allied group in the Dunkirk region with the help of mobile units, when the enemy was not ready for defense and did not strengthen. Even before the start of the Dynamo operation, about 58 thousand people were evacuated. From May 26 to June 4, 1940, during the Dunkirk operation, about 338 thousand people were transported to the British Isles (including about 280 thousand British). This made it possible to save the cadre English army.

Allied losses were heavy. On May 31, about 35 French capitulated in Lille alone. About 40-50 thousand Frenchmen were captured in the Dunkirk area. In particular, about 15 thousand French soldiers covered the evacuation until the last moment. During the operation and transportation, about 2 thousand soldiers and sailors died or went missing. The Allies lost a large number of ships and ships - 224 British and about 60 French ships (including 6 British and 3 French destroyers). Some ships and ships were damaged. The British lost over 100 aircraft, the Germans - 140. The Allies lost almost the entire military equipment: over 2,4 thousand guns, tens of thousands of small arms, vehicles, hundreds of thousands of tons of ammunition, fuel, equipment and equipment. Almost the British army lost all its heavy weapons and vehicles.


The Germans visiting the English Spitfire fighter Mk.I. shot down near Dunkirk. The plane belonged to the 92nd Royal Air Force squadron. The plane was shot down by a German fighter on May 23. Spitfire pilot J. Gillis captured


German soldiers visiting the British Spitfire fighter, shot down and made an emergency landing on the beach in the Calais. The plane, under the command of the commander of the 19th Royal Air Force squadron, Jeffrey Stevenson, was shot down on May 26, 1940 during an operation to cover the evacuation of the Anglo-French forces from Dunkirk. The pilot was captured


English and French prisoners in the area of ​​Saint-Valery-en-Co. Northern france
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  1. Crowe
    Crowe 2 June 2020 05: 19 New
    +9
    Why German tanks did not crush the British army

    Because the bees do not fight with honey. It is not for this that the Anglo-Saxons fostered and nurtured Hitler. Drang nah osten.
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 2 June 2020 06: 00 New
      +4
      If you read the article, then there are completely different reasons indicated.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 2 June 2020 06: 12 New
        -4
        Adik allowed the British to get out in order to have a quiet rear while marching east.
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 2 June 2020 06: 43 New
          +9
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          Adik allowed the British to get out in order to have a quiet rear while marching east.

          That is, two days he was determined to let them clean, and then decided to destroy?
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 2 June 2020 07: 10 New
            +3
            He let them know: tick the lads! And they began to wander, build defense, counterattack! So he dared them .... Then.
            1. antivirus
              antivirus 2 June 2020 08: 10 New
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              G. counted and shed a tear to his losses and mob reserves of France - an analogue of 14 g. The assault on Paris, how much would it cost? were you strong? From Dunkirk, take the allies to Brest and throw them under Paris.
              No analogies were found in the USSR, a gamble.
              Masurian swamps - a trifle before Pripyat and Tver
        2. max702
          max702 3 June 2020 13: 43 New
          +1
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          Therefore, Hitler saw in England not an enemy but a future partner in the new world order.

          Not for this, but why Therefore, Hitler saw in England not an enemy but a future partner in the new world order.
          The fact that then they tried to do something there so out of excitement more, and not because of military necessity .. Most likely the British paid for this respite than that (and it could have been not money at all) and this mistake became fatal in the future .. then destroy Hitler the backbone of the British army and all the way to the island is open, and with it the control of ALL Europe and the closure of the second front in the future war with the USSR .. Apparently there were some very fat promises from England and the whole world bourgeoisie, maybe two days Hitler thought holding his troops .. And the British divorced this loshka and perfectly recouped on it in the future .. Stopping the troops is not logical.
        3. misti1973
          misti1973 27 June 2020 14: 15 New
          0
          He had not planned a trip to the East! there was still an air Battle for Britain, and Stalin seemed to position the USSR as a German-friendly power.
      2. Dr. Frankenstucker
        Dr. Frankenstucker 2 June 2020 11: 49 New
        +1
        Quote: Pessimist22
        If you read the article


        beekeepers do not read articles! bully
    2. Bar1
      Bar1 2 June 2020 08: 48 New
      0
      why didn’t Hitler come to Switzerland, because there was a lot of gold there? So there were things that were taboo even for Hitler. And who are these who Hitler agreed with? These were Jewish bankers.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 2 June 2020 09: 03 New
        -5
        Because Switzerland is an extremely mountainous country that built defense on a principle, it is too unprofitable to capture us. And then look for a little gold in these mountains for a hundred years to no avail.
        1. Bar1
          Bar1 2 June 2020 09: 31 New
          14
          Quote: BlackMokona
          Because Switzerland is an extremely mountainous country that built defense on a principle, it is too unprofitable to capture us. And then look for a little gold in these mountains for a hundred years to no avail.


          nonsense...
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 2 June 2020 09: 49 New
            +2
            Extremely reasoned and clear. Do not complain wassat
        2. Olgovich
          Olgovich 2 June 2020 10: 32 New
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          Quote: BlackMokona
          Because Switzerland is an extremely mountainous country that built defense on a principle, it is too unprofitable to capture us. And then look for a little gold in these mountains for a hundred years to no avail.

          1 .. 70% of food was imported by Switzerland. And she is completely surrounded by the Nazis (Austria, France, Italy, Germany).
          2-3 months of "struggle" and complete extinction.

          2, The main vital centers of Switzerland are absolutely accessible to all troops.

          As for the "stop order", I think that Hitler misjudged the situation: he did not expect such an overwhelming success and did not believe in an easy defeat of the group at Dunkirk.

          Therefore, he pulled up infantry and communications, which, in principle, was reasonable, but not in the atmosphere of defeat that reigned among the allies: then it was necessary to beat without stopping.

          He missed Dunkirk, but this is particular, for France itself fell
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 2 June 2020 12: 31 New
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            1 .. 70% of food was imported by Switzerland. And she is completely surrounded by the Nazis (Austria, France, Italy, Germany).
            2-3 months of "struggle" and complete extinction.

            They would have lost the cities quickly, with large, albeit losses, only the supply of Wehrmacht garrisons would have taken place in Afghanistan, where the mujahideen is a technically developed and no less militant nation. As for the food blockade - they would have dealt very quickly - the Swiss agricultural has always been at the level.
            1. Olgovich
              Olgovich 2 June 2020 12: 56 New
              +5
              Quote: Krasnodar
              They would have lost the cities quickly, with large, albeit losses, only the supply of Wehrmacht garrisons would have taken place in Afghanistan, where the mujahideen is a technically developed and no less militant nation.

              1. Fat rich well-fed Swiss -..... Mujahideen ?! belay lol

              I haven’t heard such a funny thing for a long time ..

              2. Southern mountainous poorly populated Switzerland and no one needs.

              And the rich northern valley Switzerland of Zurich and Basel is accessible to no less adjacent Germany and France.
              Quote: Krasnodar
              As for the food blockade - they would have dealt very quickly - the Swiss agricultural has always been at the level.

              Would they start to sow .... bread that was all imported? Of what? Where? In the mountains? Would you live in the remaining mountain huts?
              И have suffered a year would?
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 2 June 2020 13: 06 New
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                1) That's right - just why are fatty? Very athletic nation. And in order to be a good fighter, it is not necessary to be a beggar)).
                2) Are you talking about Lugano? )) Not exactly not very crowded and definitely not poor, but about Geneva-Zurich-Basel - go there, you will understand everything yourself
                3) Imported because it was more profitable to buy than to grow on our own - and where are the highlanders usually living? laughing The Swiss are highlanders. By the way, google the bunkers of WWII Switzerland - you will find a lot of interesting things for yourself
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                2. Olgovich
                  Olgovich 2 June 2020 13: 40 New
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                  Quote: Krasnodar
                  That's right - just why fat? Very athletic nation. And in order to be a good fighter, it is not necessary to be a beggar

                  Fatty is very prosperous. And yes, among them there are no good fighters.
                  Israelis are an exception.

                  The Swiss, of course, were very "different" from the French, Italians, Luxmbup, etc. managed surrendered Europeans. yes
                  Quote: Krasnodar
                  ) Are you talking about Lugano? )) Not exactly not very crowded and definitely not poor, but about Geneva-Zurich-Basel - go there, you will understand everything yourself

                  Look at the map of the adjoining Germany, France and Switzerland - you will understand everything.
                  Well, such "problems" the Nazis had in the French territory occupied by them, such problems! "," Losses ", with the" supply of garrisons "! lol
                  Quote: Krasnodar
                  3) Imported because it was more profitable to buy,

                  Food cards-FOR EVERYTHING - and this is without a blockade!

                  Germany is the BASIC trading partner, supplier of food, oil there and main consumer of engineering and other Swiss products.

                  Switzerland clearly fulfilled EVERYTHING that Germany demanded, providing all transportation of the Reich, including the transportation of slaves and prisoners of the Reich on its territory.

                  Indulging Hitler, she pursued a hideous asylum policy tens of thousands of Jewish refugees. Chased those who help

                  Really Remarque ... did not read?

                  They apologized for this officially recently ....
                  1. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 2 June 2020 13: 49 New
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                    1) Please tell me, how did the average German in 1913 live compared to the average citizen of the Republic of Ingushetia? What were the results of the fighting between the German and Russian army? The Swiss - yes, they are different. Mandatory appeal, the cult of the army.
                    2) We are talking about the war in partisan conditions, during the occupation of the country - why food cards? As for the economic blockade - yes, we would have gone to the hamlet villages, forgetting about chocolate laughing
                    3) I read and I know several scandals with the banks appropriating money of murdered German Jews - the bankers received information about life / death / location for a pullback from the SS-tsev. As for all the requirements - not quite so. It was the Swiss who asked the Germans to put J on Jewish passports in order to prevent Jews from entering their territory. Anti-Semites are still those.
                    1. Olgovich
                      Olgovich 2 June 2020 14: 19 New
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                      Quote: Krasnodar
                      Please tell me, how did the average German live in 1913 compared to the average citizen of the Republic of Ingushetia? What were the results of the fighting between the German and Russian army?

                      The Germans lost, see. Compiegne.

                      Without Russians it would be It was never.
                      Quote: Krasnodar
                      The Swiss - yes, they are different. Mandatory appeal, the cult of the army.

                      lol laughing More ANYWHERE call ... "was not"
                      Quote: Krasnodar
                      2) We are talking about the war in partisan conditions, during the occupation of the country - why food cards? As for the economic blockade - yes, we would have gone to the hamlet villages, forgetting about chocolate

                      either the Germans were "afraid" of attacking the militant doormen, or already .... they occupied them. request

                      During the blockade (and the Nazis surrounded them from all sides) -they would have died EVERYTHING in six months / year-see, "Rutukenny winter".

                      The main population is in cities. WHERE would they leave?
                      Quote: Krasnodar
                      I read and I know several scandals with the banks appropriating money of murdered German Jews - the bankers received information about life / death / location for a pullback from SS-tsev. As for all the requirements - not quite so.

                      Not a few, it was system.

                      All the requirements of Germany are met, especially the main ones: uninterrupted operation of all three passes (and there are only 4 of them).
                      1. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 2 June 2020 17: 23 New
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                        1) On the Russian-German front, the tsarist army did very poorly. One on one with Germany, RI would lose very quickly.
                        2) The Germans were not that afraid — they had to explain to their population why it was necessary to fight with other Germans, it would take a long time, the losses would be big, there would be no definite success. Would you die of hunger? )) In winter, they would eat numerous cows, and there summer)). There are many urban ones, rural ones too.
                        3) Completed - yes. However, the Germans did not avenge their planes.
                      2. Olgovich
                        Olgovich 3 June 2020 09: 11 New
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                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        ) On the Russian-German front, the tsarist army did very poorly. One on one with Germany, RI would lose very quickly.

                        1. What are your "would" s?

                        It'S Nothing!

                        2.Germans ... Mujahideen is something .... lol
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        The Germans weren’t afraid; they had to explain to their population why they should fight with other Germans.

                        and what problems arose with the explanations in Alsace and Lorraine? in silesia? belay
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        the losses would be large, there would be no definite success.

                        in France, such losses. Well, such losses .... lol laughing

                        you yourself mentioned the Germans of Switzerland and immediately talk about their ... heroic possible war with the Germans ... Germany. lol
                        isn’t it funny?

                        have you heard of the Anschluss of Switzerland? But the question was very serious.

                        We recall Austria
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        Would you die of hunger? )) In winter, they would eat numerous cows, and there is summer))

                        lol And in the summer, on the grass? And where is the grain from?
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        There are many urban ones, rural ones too.

                        village there already ... 26%
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        Done - yes. However, the Germans did not avenge their planes.

                        porters crawled at the feet of the Nazis. what else is needed?
                      3. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 3 June 2020 10: 22 New
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                        1) The defeat of Russian troops in 1914 in East Prussia
                        Defeat of 1915 - Poland, Galicia, Bukovina, the territory of the Baltic states, Belarus were left
                        2) laughing ... the Swiss were occupied only by Napoleon, the Germans and Italians steadily snatched from them when trying to occupy - and the French cantons rendered strong resistance to any invaders. In Silesia, Lorraine, Alsace, Austria, the German population was for joining the Reich, in Switzerland - against
                        3) I have not heard about the Anschluss of Switzerland))))
                        4) They have enough cows, and it was not a problem to get grain - they have everything in agriculture, the question is profitability laughing
                        5) 25% - which did not prevent them from being an agricultural country))
                        6) How did they crawl?
                      4. Olgovich
                        Olgovich 3 June 2020 10: 36 New
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                        Quote: Krasnodar

                        Defeat of 1915 - Poland was abandoned, Galicia, Bukovina, the territory of the Baltic states, Belarus

                        no not like this. By the way, what .... "Belarus"? lol
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        The Swiss were occupied only by Napoleon, the Germans and Italians steadily snatched from them when trying to occupy - and the French cantons offered strong resistance to any occupiers

                        It's not hard to "win" when ... nobody needs you
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        In Silesia, Lorraine, Alsace, Austria, the German population was for joining the Reich, in Switzerland - against

                        Very even for so many
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        I have not heard about Anschluss of Switzerland))))

                        And you will take an interest
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        They had enough cows, but there was grain not a problem

                        WHERE?
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        25% - which did not prevent them from being an agricultural country))

                        Urban, not self-sufficient
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        How did they crawl?

                        performed ALL that the Nazis demanded of them
                      5. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 3 June 2020 11: 26 New
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                        1) Not so, but how? )) What part of Belarus
                        Half of Belarus was under German occupation, half was a front-line zone. 60 thousand civilians died from the deprivations of the war years, another 50 thousand were forcibly stolen to Germany. The first Belarusian villages were burned by the invaders not in 1941, as many people think, but then, in 1915!

                        https://www.nlb.by/content/informatsionnye-resursy/elektronnye-informatsionnye-resursy/resursy-natsionalnoy-biblioteki-belarusi/virtualnye-proekty-vystavki-i-kollektsii/virtualnye-proekty-biblioteki/belarus-v-pervoy-mirovoy/belarus-v-pervoy-mirovoy-voyne-obshchaya-spravka/
                        2) If yes, why not join? Especially after the defeat of France?
                        3) A third of agricultural products in Switzerland are cereals, in 1941-42 there was even a “battle for the harvest))
                        4) Cereals, fish, cows, milk, eggs laughing Kartoplya, again - they provided themselves all, except cocoa for chocolate
                        5) Everything is very conditional, and, as always, not without benefits
                      6. Olgovich
                        Olgovich 3 June 2020 13: 54 New
                        0
                        1.Part of the Baltic States and no "Belarus" - there was no such
                        2. There were FOR, were AGAINST. Push and ..all
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        3) A third of agricultural products in Switzerland are cereals, in 1941-42 there was even a “battle for the harvest))
                        4) Cereals, fish, cows, milk, eggs Cartoplya, again - they provided themselves all, except for cocoa for chocolate

                        Nope, ALL on coupons. And block the border-and .opa-LINE-WINTER-to help you
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        Everything is very conditional, and, as always, not without benefits.

                        Everything is straightforward and tough. Well, lick, yes, they also gave .....
                      7. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 3 June 2020 15: 59 New
                        -4
                        1) There was no such Belarus, but enormous territorial losses, of which half of the modern independent country was only a small part - were. And imagine that there is no Western Front. For balance - there is no Turkish. Russia alone against the Germans. Forecast?
                        2) Read about Swiss agricultural)).
                        3) Very conditionally)).
      2. DoctorSh
        DoctorSh 9 June 2020 17: 10 New
        0
        For 500 years, Swiss battles have been tearing the whole of Europe in the tail and mane, so do not underestimate them.
  • andrew42
    andrew42 2 June 2020 16: 41 New
    +8
    Again stories about the "invincible" Switzerland. Switzerland is the banking City of the Nazi Reich, a platform for contacts with customers, plus a diplomatic "forum" for contacts with today's opponents - tomorrow's possible accomplices in Drang Nach Osten. And you are telling tales about an "island of democracy" in the heart of Nazi Europe.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 3 June 2020 10: 32 New
      -1
      They also collaborated with the Nazis - why fairy tales? )))
  • misti1973
    misti1973 27 June 2020 14: 18 New
    0
    he did not need gold, but a change in world order! By the way, Hitler considered bankers to be parasites, and we all know about his attitude towards Jews.
  • Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 2 June 2020 12: 26 New
    -4
    Quote: Bar1
    why didn’t Hitler come to Switzerland, because there was a lot of gold there? So there were things that were taboo even for Hitler. And who are these who Hitler agreed with? These were Jewish bankers.

    Are Jewish bankers in Switzerland? lol
    In 1940, the Swiss shot down several Luft-Waffe bombers flying through from territory to bomb France. The Germans were indignant, sent a group under the guise of fighters and ... were defeated in an air battle. An army was sent to the borders of Switzerland, the Swiss insolently sent the Germans instructions to the garrisons of mountain bunkers - to fight to the end, despite orders coming from the center. As a result, we agreed - the Swiss gave the Germans a perpetual loan and agreed to change the Reichsmarks to gold (at their rate, true)
    PS Hedgehogs on tank-dangerous directions + mine clearing the Swiss removed only at the end of the 0s. In 2007 I managed to see something there
    1. andrew42
      andrew42 2 June 2020 17: 03 New
      +5
      He laughed heartily. Yes, Goering would have razed Switzerland to the ground for a couple of weeks if there was such a task.
  • Kronos
    Kronos 2 June 2020 13: 06 New
    +4
    Because through Switzerland there was a trade in strategic materials very necessary for Germany
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 2 June 2020 13: 36 New
      -1
      Via Sweden.
  • ammunition
    ammunition 3 June 2020 02: 05 New
    +2
    Quote: Bar1
    why didn’t Hitler come to Switzerland, because there was a lot of gold there? So there were things that were taboo even for Hitler. And who are these who Hitler agreed with?

    good good good Great advantage!
    Of course, Hitler did not climb into Switzerland not because of the "formidable army" of the Swiss .... there are many reasons .. "neutrals" are very useful ... And most importantly, of course, the owners lived in Switzerland. and the owners of Hitler as well.
  • smaug78
    smaug78 2 June 2020 08: 54 New
    +1
    Not for this the Anglo-Saxons fostered and nurtured Hitler
    and for some reason, Reich President Gidenburg brought him to power laughing Apparently not in a horse, ugh Hitler, went the mythical "Anglo-Saxon feed" laughing
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 2 June 2020 12: 32 New
      -2
      And for some reason Churchill fought against him ... like that ...
  • andrew42
    andrew42 2 June 2020 16: 47 New
    +1
    I completely agree. The "financial directors" were the same as those of the Nazis and of the Chamberlains.
    1. misti1973
      misti1973 27 June 2020 14: 20 New
      0
      Maybe you know the names?
      1. andrew42
        andrew42 29 June 2020 14: 35 New
        0
        Known, known .. As well as those who pretend that the names are unknown. I remember that even Henry Ford was frank about the "50 richest ... families", although his companies themselves were not averse to earn extra money from cooperation with the Reich. The Western principle "nothing personal, just business", as well as the general "What am I, redhead?" , - no one canceled them, - a businessman is a puppet of such a system of values.
  • Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 2 June 2020 06: 35 New
    +6
    It turns out that the Germans (read, Hitler) were banal reinsurance. It’s yes, once stepping on a rake, you’ll bypass them, but on the other hand ....
    Fighting with the enemy and at the same time actually leaving him trump cards in his hands, and not knocking them out ... what Very short-sighted request
    1. strannik1985
      strannik1985 2 June 2020 08: 04 New
      +4
      It turns out that the Germans (read, Hitler) were banal reinsurance. It’s yes, once stepping on a rake, you’ll bypass them, but on the other hand ....

      The Germans (Rommel, Runstedt) faced with thick-armored tanks (Matilda had 1 forehead 60-20-65 mm, a 60 mm turret in a circle, to fight them the Germans had to draw 105-mm howitzers on direct fire (distance 1200-1500 meters, 28 tanks lined) and 88-mm anti-aircraft guns) reinsured.
      1. Tamer
        Tamer 2 June 2020 12: 54 New
        +1
        Char B1 did not play it safe, but with Matilda we play it safe)))
      2. Dr. Frankenstucker
        Dr. Frankenstucker 2 June 2020 14: 48 New
        0
        Quote: strannik1985
        with thick-armored tanks (Matilda has 1 forehead of 60-20-65 mm, a 60 mm turret in a circle, to fight them the Germans had to draw 105-mm howitzers on direct fire (distance 1200-1500 meters, 28 tanks were hit)


        the British had only 20 Matildas in two regiments, of which two remained by the end of the battle. And in the episode with the fit "aht-komma-aht" were destroyed, like, 28 not Matilda, but Mk 1.
        1. strannik1985
          strannik1985 2 June 2020 15: 20 New
          0
          the British had only 20 Matildas in two regiments

          Then there are 16 Infantry Tank Mk.II (7 in the left column, 9 in the right, all of 7 KTP).
          In particular, the Infantry Tank Mk.I had a 20-60 mm forehead, 60 mm side, 60 mm tower in a circle.
  • Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 2 June 2020 07: 02 New
    +2

    From the whole appearance of the French it really blows the complete archaic of the times of the First World War (to the repetition of which, in fact, France was preparing - but no, times have changed). It is not surprising that France so quickly merged the war of Germany.
    Especially touching shoes (yes, these are shoes with some kind of windings) on the feet of the French - probably the most "necessary" for a soldier shoes in the trenches and on the march. In contrast with normal boots, the Germans in the background.
    1. polar fox
      polar fox 2 June 2020 07: 30 New
      +7
      Quote: Kuroneko
      Especially touching are the boots (yes, these are boots with some kind of windings) on the feet of the French - probably the most "necessary" footwear for a soldier both in the trenches and on the march. In contrast to the normal boots the Germans have in the background.

      Well, actually, not many armies could afford boots ... like, the article was about boots ...
      1. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 2 June 2020 07: 32 New
        +1
        Quote: polar fox
        Well, actually not many armies could afford boots ..

        So much the worse for France WINNING in WWI (Germany lost for some reason, but for some reason she was able to allow boots to the Second to her soldiers). = 3
        1. polar fox
          polar fox 2 June 2020 07: 33 New
          -2
          Quote: Kuroneko
          (Germany lost for some reason, but for some reason she was able to allow boots to her soldiers to the Second).

          Germany and in WWI was wearing boots. Like RI, by the way. And it’s one thing when you are preparing to fight, and you draw cartoons and you blow your cheeks ...
          1. Dr. Frankenstucker
            Dr. Frankenstucker 2 June 2020 11: 40 New
            +6
            Quote: polar fox
            like RI, by the way. and it’s one thing when you’re preparing to fight, and you draw cartoons and you blow your cheeks ...


            yeah, RI prepared well when the boots began to be missed right after the start of the war. Soldiers sometimes fought in kalamans. The boots were shortened, sometimes they were made of tarpaulin, and in the end they switched to the same shoes. Which, by the way, was ordered in the States.
            1. Ryazan87
              Ryazan87 2 June 2020 15: 20 New
              +2
              The RIA lacked order and systematic reprisals against squandering state property.
              However, the USSR will likewise be forced to supply Lend-Lease boots (15 million pairs). And that's not counting shoe leather.
              1. Kronos
                Kronos 2 June 2020 17: 12 New
                +1
                This was so in the CCC because many warehouses were lost.
              2. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA 2 June 2020 19: 04 New
                +1
                Quote: Ryazanets87
                The RIA lacked order and systematic reprisals against squandering state property.

                In addition to squandering, there was an objective reason - lack of skin. Bloodless had data on imports of leather by the Empire.
                1. Ryazan87
                  Ryazan87 2 June 2020 19: 59 New
                  +1
                  There are even several reasons:
                  1. Indeed, a fantastic amount of leather was required, and an ersatz type of kirsa was not yet in industrial production. Improvised with a tarp. Also, most of the equipment was leather, again an expense.
                  2. A huge amount of potential shoe leather was lost due to the undeveloped supply processes from slaughterhouses to shoe production. Imperfect logistics technically in many ways and ruined the empire. Even shell hunger was largely provoked not by the absence of shells per se, but by their untimely delivery. The same has become an obstacle to the effective development of allied supplies.
                  3. Regular army boots (arr. 1908) require a lot of material and are laborious to manufacture. They and the sole is completely leather, we note for ourselves.

                  The Germans faced similar problems and by 1916 began to massively switch to shoes.
    2. Free wind
      Free wind 2 June 2020 09: 38 New
      +8
      Normal shoes, soldiers of the USSR until 1944 fought in boots with windings, many liked it. Yes, and now who likes what. From boots to kirzach.
    3. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 2 June 2020 11: 22 New
      +2
      well, but those who managed to evacuate to the Island, the British dressed in their own)
      Free France fought in the British uniform, and at the end of the war - in the American.
    4. Ryazan87
      Ryazan87 2 June 2020 15: 16 New
      +2
      Especially touching are the boots (yes, these are boots with some kind of windings) on the feet of the French - probably the most "necessary" footwear for a soldier both in the trenches and on the march.

      At the same time, be moved to:
      1. The entire British army;
      2. The entire American army;
      3. The entire Japanese army;
      4. A good half of the infantry of the Red Army,
      And suddenly the Germans, who by 44 more than half turned on their boots (and I'm not talking about mountain shooters and skydivers).
      Winding, leggings and gaiters are fundamentally necessary when wearing shoes without a high berets in the field.
      1. Dr. Frankenstucker
        Dr. Frankenstucker 2 June 2020 15: 39 New
        0
        Quote: Ryazanets87
        At the same time, be moved to:
        1. The entire British army;
        2. The entire American army;
        3. The entire Japanese army;


        Brazilian .......
        ))
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 2 June 2020 07: 49 New
    -3
    Why, why, but because it was an ordinary agreement as with today's athletes, only the issue price and rates are different. Politics is a dirty business.
  • Octopus
    Octopus 2 June 2020 08: 33 New
    +6
    Samsonov pleasantly surprised, dispensed this time without a conspiracy against the Russians.

    However, in the comments it is already corrected, I look.
    1. BAI
      BAI 2 June 2020 11: 08 New
      +2
      This team has one normal author.
  • Free wind
    Free wind 2 June 2020 09: 23 New
    +3
    Under the USSR, at the height of the Cold War, France and England were not blamed for anything. But in a conspiracy with the Nazis did not guess to blame.
    1. smaug78
      smaug78 2 June 2020 09: 28 New
      +3
      So the level of education among kitchen politicians of the times of the USSR was much higher than that of the current Internet cheers conspirators hi
  • KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 2 June 2020 09: 32 New
    +2
    A strange maneuver is to stop tank wedges on the outskirts of Dunkirk in front of a demoralized army pressed to the sea, and after a couple of days to resume the offensive .. it seems that during these two days they were waiting for the result of some negotiations, but everything went wrong
    1. Free wind
      Free wind 2 June 2020 09: 55 New
      +2
      To conquer two countries with which there were problems in World War I, many people started spinning, but their equipment was worn out, it was necessary to at least carry out maintenance work, somewhere and it’s not a small repair, they will wait for ammunition and fuel. Or maybe someone caught a cold after an ice cream in Belgium. In addition, the hodovka of those years on paved roads wore out and crashed faster than when driving along country roads.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 2 June 2020 10: 02 New
        -1
        And in a couple of days they’ve been directly treated, patched up, refueled? Weak explanation for the weakening of the grip on the throat of an already not very fluttering enemy.
        1. Kronos
          Kronos 2 June 2020 13: 09 New
          -4
          Only the British were not like that, they continued to fight
          1. KVU-NSVD
            KVU-NSVD 2 June 2020 13: 16 New
            +1
            Quote: Kronos
            Only the British were not like that, they continued to fight

            Yes, yes, at first we sniffed to the beaches of Dunkirk and then, recollecting ourselves, we began to fight stubbornly ...
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 2 June 2020 12: 37 New
      0
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      A strange maneuver is to stop tank wedges on the outskirts of Dunkirk in front of a demoralized army pressed to the sea, and after a couple of days to resume the offensive .. it seems that during these two days they were waiting for the result of some negotiations, but everything went wrong

      The counterattack of the British tankers was, no more than the forces of the battalion - the Germans decided that this was the beginning of something more and stood up, assessed the situation. Well, Goering, in his famous manner “not a single bomb will fall on the Reich,” promised to deal only with aviation.
      1. Dr. Frankenstucker
        Dr. Frankenstucker 2 June 2020 14: 24 New
        +1
        Quote: Krasnodar
        battalion forces


        well, still not quite a battalion. In two regiments of the British there were 85 cars, we did not take the French reserve, the British did not pin hopes on them. As part of the 4th TP, the first to enter the battle, there were 40 tanks - this is far from a battalion, I think)
        But, be that as it may, I completely agree with you - you don't need to weave dull conspiracy laces. When asked why? there is an answer - "Arras". It was this counterattack that triggered the mechanism that eventually led to the stop order.
        Yes, the Führer also had political motives, which can be judged by the preamble of Directive 16, but this is secondary. I suppose it was thanks to Arras, well, and the slightly three-day defense of Kale, that Dynamo happened.

        By the way, about the "battalion" - the ambitious Rommel, in order to embellish his victory and cover his ass in front of Rundstedt, said, emnip, about the five divisions that attacked his 7th. Another brick in the wall, so to speak))
  • starpur
    starpur 2 June 2020 10: 47 New
    +1
    Two words: artillery barrage.
  • Graz
    Graz 2 June 2020 10: 49 New
    0
    so many people and parts, couldn’t it be possible to make a fortified area while normal evacuation would take place?
  • Dr. Frankenstucker
    Dr. Frankenstucker 2 June 2020 11: 01 New
    +1
    Most of the comments under Samsonov's articles on the campaign in the West are depressingly monotonous - "an agreement," "incite against the USSR," "capitulators," "pathetic French women," "cowardly English women," and so on.
    Sadness.
  • iouris
    iouris 2 June 2020 12: 38 New
    0
    So what is the reason?
  • smaug78
    smaug78 2 June 2020 13: 15 New
    +2
    Quote: Krasnodar
    And for some reason Churchill fought against him ... like that ...

    It was he who swept Chamberlain's tracks so ...
  • pmkemcity
    pmkemcity 2 June 2020 13: 42 New
    0
    Quote: Krasnodar
    They would have lost the cities quickly, with large, albeit losses, only the supply of Wehrmacht garrisons would have taken place in Afghanistan, where the mujahideen is a technically developed and no less militant nation.

  • zenion
    zenion 2 June 2020 13: 48 New
    -1
    In the photo, a joint parade of French and German troops in honor of the victory over France against the USSR.
  • mikula
    mikula 2 June 2020 14: 06 New
    +1
    Why didn’t German tanks crush the British army?

    Maybe because German tanks were very poor at digesting shells of the main caliber of the British "Grand Fleet" - no?
    1. zenion
      zenion 2 June 2020 20: 32 New
      0
      In general, the British fleet was not close. It’s you who read Viktor Suvorov. If such a thing, then there was the French fleet, but he did not shoot either. Earlier Hitler had an agreement with the naglitsami. This is such a thing, as soon as the Germans are close to Moscow and there will still be a period when the Germans can advance, the British should have defeated the oil districts of the USSR. But it turned out that the weather became winter and not flight for airplanes. The Germans stomped around Moscow. But after all, the Naglichans had a policy with the USA - let them both kill one another, as much as possible. We will come and bury them, without loss, and all of Russia will be blatantly American. Then, when Hitler turned to the USSR, it was created for this purpose, then Hitler’s deputy on the political side waved to Naglia and said such-and-such and such-and-such. And the naglitsy were waiting for the moment, which would cut through to Finland to help Hitler, but Roosevelt did not agree. To him Naglia was like a boil on his ass, and they wanted the whole planet. What failed during World War I succeeds in World War II. The imperialists did not take into account that the USSR was already ready for everything.
  • strannik1985
    strannik1985 2 June 2020 14: 42 New
    0
    Quote: Tamer
    Char B1 did not play it safe, but with Matilda we play it safe)))

    On May 16, 7 TDs had not yet managed to run forward; on this day, B1 bis 1 DCR fought with units of the 7th, 5th TD and 8 PD.
  • Operator
    Operator 2 June 2020 14: 55 New
    -7
    The Third Reich needed to keep Britain to be controlled by its Asian colonies until parts of the Wehrmacht — mainly Iraq and Iran with large oil fields — approached them. Britain, in turn, counted on the conclusion of a military-political alliance with the Third Reich.

    Therefore, Britain received an offer that she could not refuse: Hitler stopped the Wehrmacht offensive on the bridgehead near Dunkirk, and Churchill agreed to actually get out of the war, having evacuated all his troops from the continent. Luftwaffe aircraft pressed the British surrounded, so that they would not delay evacuation. At the same time, tank and infantry units of the Wehrmacht were transferred to the completion of the French army.

    The French (former Franks) enthusiastically surrendered to their German brothers.
    1. Kronos
      Kronos 2 June 2020 17: 15 New
      -1
      Yes, actually get out of the war with raids on London and the war of the Germans against the British fleet
      1. Operator
        Operator 2 June 2020 17: 34 New
        -5
        Air raids and naval warfare are just a means of encouraging Britain to join the Anti-Comintern Pact. Churchill, as a true British politician, was dragging out time before Germany was involved in the war with the USSR in order to rake chestnuts out of the fire with the wrong hands.
        1. Kronos
          Kronos 2 June 2020 17: 38 New
          -1
          Churchill was a consistent opponent of Hitler. There are no agreements with Germany under him. Do you know what damage the British merchant fleet suffered over the 5 glorious months of German submariners?
          1. Operator
            Operator 2 June 2020 18: 00 New
            -5
            Are you up to date with the minutes of negotiations between German Vice-Führer Rudolf Hess and British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden in May 1941 in London (Tower Prison)?
        2. zenion
          zenion 2 June 2020 20: 40 New
          0
          Hitler could not stop the war with Naglia, he understood that it was necessary to pull the rubber and Churchill understood this. It was necessary to fool Stalin that the war between Germany and Naglia supposedly continues. With these bombings, Hitler did not bomb a single airfield, not a single plant. The factories were not state owned, and the German imperialists had shares. In fact, Lend-Lease deliveries in full began after the blatant Americans landed in Storage. It was necessary that Uncle Joe, as the Allies called Stalin, pulled over more German divisions. When the Germans flooded impudent Americans to the west, Uncle Joe helped as quickly as possible. Now they forgot about it. What should they remember if they liberated Auschwitz and stormed Berlin.
          1. Icelord
            Icelord 13 June 2020 12: 29 New
            0
            Just do not need to rewrite history, I understand that propaganda is bad, but the West is ridiculous
  • smaug78
    smaug78 2 June 2020 21: 49 New
    +1
    Quote: Operator
    You are aware of the protocols of negotiations of the Vice-Fuhrer of Germany Rudolf Hess and British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden

    We are waiting for these protocols from you ...
  • Plastmaster
    Plastmaster 3 June 2020 07: 56 New
    0
    Again, to capture such a horde! Need a place, buildings, security, feeding guard, feeding captives. And so an extra problem for England.
  • NF68
    NF68 3 June 2020 17: 30 New
    0
    Perhaps Hitler feared a counterattack by the Allies in the rear of the grouping of German troops advancing to the north. While we dealt with this matter and realized that the counterattack of the Allies is impossible, we lost a couple of days. And when the allies were pressed to the sea and the British battleships and cruisers intervened in the matter, then the Germans were compelled to act more cautiously, as German tanks were, to put it mildly, weak against the cruisers and battleships.
    1. iouris
      iouris 3 June 2020 18: 26 New
      0
      Quote: NF68
      Hitler may have feared a counterattack

      Most likely, a secret pact was concluded between Britain and Hitler.
      1. NF68
        NF68 5 June 2020 16: 36 New
        0
        Quote: iouris
        Quote: NF68
        Hitler may have feared a counterattack

        Most likely, a secret pact was concluded between Britain and Hitler.


        Then Hitler would not have rushed to France with the British. And in 1940 he thoroughly bit the bit and he suffered.
  • fa2998
    fa2998 3 June 2020 22: 05 New
    0
    Quote: Pessimist22
    If you read the article, then there are completely different reasons indicated.

    Well, the article is not the navel of the Earth. I think differently.
    Tanks against battleships are very bad. The army on the coast is covered by a powerful fleet and aviation is a problem for the enemy. Either let go or flattery under volleys of the main caliber. hi
  • Lynx-z
    Lynx-z 4 June 2020 14: 45 New
    0
    there was a war for survival on the eastern front .. the war to the end .. and its victims were scary, but understandable ..
    and for what they fought in Europe? why did they die? in order to stop resisting in a week ... Well, what died those who died in the first days?
  • Signore Tomato
    Signore Tomato 18 August 2020 18: 11 New
    0
    Very curious!
  • Miron
    Miron 23 August 2020 23: 46 New
    0
    And what does the German Chancellor, Hitler or Merkel have to do with it?
    Which, by the way about the birds, are leading the same political line.
    For example, Germany recognized the bombing of Guernica only in 1999 (note for those who like to sing songs about how Germany abandoned fascism).
    The order to advance or not to advance is given by the commander of the formation.
    The Germans faced the British twice, and if you count the troops of the Hitlerite coalition, then three times.
    First time in Greece England - Germany + Italy
    Second time in Hong Kong, this time England - Japan.
    And for the third time already in Dunkirk.
    Therefore, there is every reason to assert that there was a secret alliance between England and the 3rd Rome, and they did not fight with each other. And sooner or later historians will recognize and read his protocols, no matter how they hide them.
  • BOPOH50
    BOPOH50 4 September 2020 13: 10 New
    0
    Why, they already scrambled that they jumped out of their panties, threw all the equipment and weapons.