Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The invasion of Norway was the first offensive on the western front by the Wehrmacht in 1940 and thus began the invasion of Norway. Norway had a strategic importance not only for Germany but also for the allies because of it's natural resources to help their both the allies and German war industries. On April 9 Germany invaded Denmark and landed in Norway which took the allies totally by surprise. In 1940 French and British troops try desperately to resist the German invasion of the above without any luck and thousands of French and British troops were made prisoners of war. May 10Th, 1940 Winston Churchill becomes British Prime Minister of Great Britain. On that very same day the German army invades Belgium and the Netherlands and also starts the invasion of France. France had quite a defense system to protect its borders called the Maginot line consisting of fighting bunkers to prevent an invasion to the East and northern flank of France. On May 14 The Netherlands capitulates to Germany. France had a very courageous army but in no way could they resist the powerful German invasion from the land and air.
Now that all the European countries are falling one after the other what happens to the French and British army you ask? Retreat men.....run for your lives, the Wehrmacht is coming. The allied armies are retreating north towards the English channel in Northern France, they have no choice, it's a do or die situation and Winston Churchill knows this. So begins the biggest amphibious evacuation of all times. Small boats, big boats, military boats, private boats, civilian boats that want to go towards France in the English channel leaving the English harbours to help rescue the Allies who are running for their lives towards northern France. The Allies are exhausted after months of fighting in Europe. Help us God Europe is falling to Hitler and his army. Thus begins the greatest evacuation plan of history with hundreds of boats leaving England through the English channel towards France. The British navy had to turn away people with sail boats of all things, sail boats were slow and vulnarable, this goes to show how much the British are proud and are always willing to lend a hand in what ever way they can! Once upon the French coast of Dunkirk the boats were being bombed by the Luftwaffe and soldiers were being evacuated from the advancing German army but by the time this was all over and the boats had returned to England and thousands of French and British soldiers were evacuated from France at least 300,000 were made prisoners by the German army in France. The German army entered Paris on June 14Th, 1940. On June 25Th Marechal Petain will ask Hitler an armistice and become a traitor to many French for he will be a direct collaborator to Hitler and a puppet of the German army doing anything Hitler would ask of him. On June 30Th,1940 the German army invaded the iles of Jersey and Guernsey. France capitulated and thus in a few months shall start the battle of Britain. My we ain't seen nothing yet! The world is in a state of shock! England is getting ready for the battle of Britain and the war in 1940 expands to the middle east. It seems as though Hitler's army will conquer the world! That's indeed quite a scary scenario! I really must think that the folks in those days though that really dark clouds were hanging over their heads in the sky!
Posted by Lucky Luke at 19:39
Monday, November 05, 2007
A week of remembrance
How can we forget the sacrifice! How can we forget the valor! You have fought, you have died, if you have not died you were wounded like no one could understand. Your wound is deep in your soul! Why did you do it! You did it for me, you did it for my family, you did it for us all! The ultimate sacrifice. How can we forget only to be selfish if we forget.
Lest we forget!
I want to lift my heart to the stars were our veterans shine, they shine like the sun, they shine like the brightest star. You will always shine in our hearts. You gave us the ultimate sacrifice. How can we forget. I will wear my puppy today! I will proudly lay my puppy on my jacket and i will say thank you to all of you! Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. Would i do it, would i go a thousand miles from home to leave my loved ones like you have? I would be scared, i would be terrified but you have done it! You were and are still brave and courageous!
I want to say thank you to all our veterans who have fought in all previous wars and to all of our blue helmets who help bring peace to the world. To our past and present Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors i want to say thank you for bringing us freedom of religion and speech and a free democracy. Thank you to all are soldiers serving in Afghanistan, you are valiant!
It was indeed and still is a sacrifice well deserved for us all and to the free world!
THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT TO GROW OLD. AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN. AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Posted by Lucky Luke at 19:52