June 22, 1940 – Following an unstoppable advance, the so-called Blitzkrieg (‘Lightning War’), Germany completes its capture of France and forces its surrender.
The French government flees to England, leaving almost all of Western Europe in the hands of the Nazis.
The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, is the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War. German forces defeate Allied forces in a series of mobile operations, eventually leading to the conquest of France, Belgium and the Netherlands and the end of land operations on what has been the Western Front.
Visit key sites from this chapter of history on our France Under the Jackboot Value Tour.