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|Invasion vessels massed in the port of Dunkerque.||10/30/2005||715|
|This photograph, taken during the attack on the Dunkerque, shows direct hits being scored on the vessel, with another cluster of bombs on its way. |
While the prime objective of operations against Toulon was the destruction of submarine pens and submarines afloat, additional widespread damage was inflicted upon harbor installations and naval vessels which, while rendered unseawort...
|One of hundreds of POW camps for German soldiers built from 1940 on in the UK.||09/07/2014||91|
|A huge number of vessels are moored at Gillingham in 1940||09/06/2014||161|
|German attempts to camouflage parts of Hamburg, 1940||10/20/2005||1,394|
|The permanent exhibition "Battle for the Leie 1940" starts with a reproduction of the end offensive in 1918.|
The battle for the Leie officially lasted from 24 May up to 28 May 1940. In an old factory at Kuurne, situated on the former battlefield, a piece of forgotten history is presented in the form of dioramas, photographs, documents, uniforms, weapons and numerous oth...
|This was the view across the harbour canal on 2 February 1940: behind the pedestrian swing-bridge for the dockyard personnel is the bulk of Tirpitz, with bridge foundations fitted and cylindrical tower mast mounted. Alongside her is the "Langer Heinrich" floating crane, while building cranes can be seen on the pier.||10/28/2007||1,168|
|In 1939 the Belgian government decided to built a military airbase near Chièvres. The preparatory work starting at the end of the same year.|
After the German invasion of Belgium on May 10 1940, the Germans occupied the area on May 19 1940 and install the JG 26; that will remain until early June.
In June 1940 started the construction of the buildings of the German airbase.
|1940 plot plan (overlay) of RKO Studios "40 Acre Ranch". The plan shows set locations still standing in 1940. The most notable sets are from "Gone With The Wind", filmed one year before. The backlot was sold to developers in 1976, and turned into an industrial park.||01/01/2008||931|
|The Second Armistice at Compiègne was signed at 18:50 on 22 June 1940 near Compiègne, in the department of Oise, between Nazi Germany and France. Following the decisive German victory in the Battle of France (10 May–21 June 1940), it established a German occupation zone in Northern France that encompassed all English Channel and Atlantic Ocean ports and left the remainder "free" to be...||08/31/2009||413|
|Overlay of Grant City, MO from a 1940 topo map||12/18/2006||394|
|Penshurst Airfield was an airfield in operation between 1916–36 and 1940–46. Initially a military airfield, after the First World War it was used as an alternate destination to Croydon Airport, with some civil flying taking place. The airfield closed following the crash of a Flying Flea at an air display in 1936, and was converted to a polo ground.|
It re-opened during the Second ...