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Discussion in 'General' started by alecras234, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. alecras234

    alecras234 Member

    Hi im trying to learn about world war 2. I have typed out a few facts which i'd find easy to remember than reading long paragraphs. could you check them please? can you reword a few if needed? I'm reading from this site European Theater of World War II

    World War 2 began in
    1939, Germans attack Poland
    Blitzkrieg used against Poland
    Phoney War – 8 months of no fighting
    2 days after attack on Poland, Britain and France declare War against Germany
    1940 - Germany attacked France and Belgium. (Was that the Battle of France)?
    Maginot Line – French line of defense (heavily fortified) along France’s eastern border
    Germans bypassed Maginot line- attacked through Ardennes forest. (Attacked who)?
    The Germans separated the allied forces in France, pushing some towards the French coast.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member




    Its a start
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  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    You're good so far. Don't forget that Germany also invaded the Netherlands as part of their offensive. And yes, that's the "Battle of France".
  4. Tricky Dicky

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  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Ashley,

    The “phoney war” term was used to describe the lack of any great fighting between the British & French Armies and the German Army - unlike in WW1 where there were major battles within days of the outbreak of war in August 1914.

    However there were Naval battles around the world and small scale bombing raids on Germany during the so called “phoney war”.

    Ther was also fighting in Norway involving British & French (and Norwegian) forces with the German Army in April and early May 1940 before the Germans commenced the Battle of France.

  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Dont forget the Yanks didn't turn up till December 1941
  8. alecras234

    alecras234 Member

    Hi im Ash, I am 40 years old, from Wales. I was run down by a car when I was 6 which has left me disabled and have head injury. I find it difficult to learn things because of my head injury, and find understanding things frustrating because I can't understand things straight away. I wasn't taught anything at school and I missed a lot of schooling because of my accident. I am now trying to learn about world war 2 . I bought a book called history in an hour of ww2 by Rupert Colley. It covers all the battles in order but only a few facts and I understand the first chapter about the invasion of poland apart from
    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, signed on 23 August 1939, allowed Hitler to pursue his ambitions in the east without fear of Russian interference; ambitions that included the destruction of Poland and the subjugation of its people.

    Chapter 2 and 4 I don't understand. Can you help me please?
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    What are Chapters 2 & 4 topics

    Presume you understand Chapter 3 which is about ?? - what just for my interest

  10. alecras234

    alecras234 Member

    i dont understand chapters
    1, Germany Invades Poland: ‘This is how I deal with any European city’
    2, The Finnish– Soviet War: The ‘Winter War’
    3, The Norwegian Campaign: ‘Missed the bus’
    4, The Fall of France: ‘France has lost a battle but France has not lost the war’

    i want to make a list of things to remember from the chapters but it's hard to word things let alone understand.
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello alecras234

    have you returned to the other online forums where you asked the questions I see a number of people have replied example below
    We will help you out as much as we can

    The German invasion on France and Low Countries is called the Battle of France.
    The German plan of the attack was coded "Fall Gelb"
    The German attacked the France and the Low Countries together.
    The Fall Gelb started on 10th May 1940.
    The France was attacked through the Ardennes Forest.
    The Holland capitulated on 14th May 1940.
    On the 15th May 1940 Germans broke the French defence at Sedan.
    The Alied Forces started retreating from Belgium on 15th May 1940.
    On 17th May 1940 German units seized Antwerp.
    On 17th May 1940 Germans reached Reims and turning the North.
    On 19th May 1940 Gemans seized Amiens
    On 21st May 1940 Germans reached the Englich Channel.
    The combined Allied Forces were bottled up at Calais-Dunkirk area.
    By the 25th May 1940 Germans occupied the entire Belgium.
    On 26th May 1940 Germans seized Calais then stopped.
    On 26th May 1940 the Dunkirk evacuation was started
    The Belgium capitulated on 27th May 1940.
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    this will help explain

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  13. Tricky Dicky

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  14. alecras234

    alecras234 Member

    what is a buffer zone? in my book it says stalin created a buffer zone. was the buffer zone Countries between Germany and Russia to protect from fighting??
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Yes - near enough - see how much you have learnt and you have only been on this forum for a couple of hours

  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    alecras your query has been answered here on another forum.I would suggest you go back over the multiple queries you have raised on other forums

    A buffer protects by slowing or reducing the impact of something. "Buffers" are installed at the end of a railway line to prevent damage from low speed shunting accidents. A buffer state lies between two other states toe reduce tensions and increase distances between two rival countries. The idea of Belgium was to create a neutral state between France and Germany and so reduce tensions between them. It didn't work too well. For Stalin being in control of half of Poland and the Baltic states meant Germany had to attack over a much longer distance before he reached Moscow,
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  17. alecras234

    alecras234 Member

    how would i put that into a shorter fact to remember or what would the more exact fact be? im making a list of things to remember
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Yes - near enough

    The other option is to return to the other forums and ask them to shorten it for you

  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've merged Ash's 2 threads
  20. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Ash - if you have learning and memory problems it might be easier for you to select one aspect of the war and concentrate on that. eg did any of your family serve in the war? And if so, where?
    WW2 covered a large part of the world and can be very confusing.
    Many of the members on here seem to specialise in one area.
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