HITLER AND MUSSOLINI IN MUNICH, GERMANY - 1940
World War II Timeline - Year 1940
April 9, 1940
German forces invade Denmark
May 10, 1940
The Germans embark on their sweep through the
Low Countries (Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands) to invade France,
violating the neutrality of these three states in the process, and taking everybody by surprise, which
is the key ingredient of their blitzkrieg.
May 18, 1940
The new French Minister of
Defense is Paul Reynaud. He
succeeds Edouard Daladier.
May 20, 1940
The French yank
Maxime Weygand out of
Sometime around June 1940
Nut Adolf and his buddy
Benito Mussolini cruise through
town in their convertible. See picture above.
June 12, 1940
Weygand advises the French government to capitulate.
June 14, 1940
The Germans enter Paris,
June 16, 1940
Weygand, by now a 73 year old veteran, becomes French
ministre de la défense nationale.
June 18, 1940
Charles de Gaulle, who had fled
to London because of his disagreement with French
Marshall Petain's armistice with
Germany, gave his
The Flame of the French Resistance
BBC radio address.
July 10 - October 31,
Battle of Britain
September 6, 1940
Charles Huntziger becomes French
ministre des armées.