Thursday, November 6, 2014

German Soldiers Enjoying Ice Cream

German Heer soldiers enjoying ice cream in the middle of summer heat near the Charleroi–Brussels–Willebroeck Canal (Belgium), 17 May 1940. On this day Brussels - the capital of Belgium - was occupied by German forces after British Expeditionary Force commander General Lord Gort, fearful of being surrounded, ordered his troops to fall back to the Scheldt River; this move allowed German General Walther von Reichenau to capture Brussels. Meanwhile, Dutch resistance to the German invasion comes to an end with the evacuation, by French destroyers, of the survivors of the Franco-Dutch forces in Zeeland and on the islands of Walcheren and Beverland


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