Hitler's decision at Dunkirk

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Re: Hitler's decision at Dunkirk

Post by dgfred » 27 Feb 2020 16:41

Hitler should have seen the light regarding Goering's empty promises right then and there.

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Re: Hitler's decision at Dunkirk

Post by aghart » 21 Mar 2020 12:24

aghart wrote:
04 Feb 2020 23:55
I will be going to Arras in France in May this year (2020) to commemerate the 80th anniversary of the 1940 counter attack. Certainly many believe that this action caused the Germans enough alarm and concern to make Hitler believe his forces were too far strung out, and thus very vulnerable to a decisive counter attack. The result was the halting of the German advance and the evacuation at Dunkirk. Both the 4th & 7th Royal Tank Regiment's were involved at Arras, I was 1st Royal Tank Regiment who were not involved, so why am I going to Arras 80? Any excuse for a beer is good enough for me!

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, The Arras 80 event has been postponed until May 2021

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Re: Hitler's decision at Dunkirk

Post by Nickdfresh » 21 Mar 2020 19:48

dgfred wrote:
27 Feb 2020 16:41
Hitler should have seen the light regarding Goering's empty promises right then and there.
That's easy to say, but for all of Goering's bombast and subterfuge, he did deliver in the Battle for Sedan by covering the panzer columns that would otherwise have been vulnerable in the Ardennes, and then pulling off some excellent tactical air support for them exacerbating the "Panic of Bulson". Goering deserves a share of the blame but only a share...

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