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ⓘ Phoney War. The Phoney War was a name for the months after Poland was defeated in September 1939 and before France was invaded in May 1940, during World War II. ..




Phoney War
                                     

ⓘ Phoney War

The Phoney War was a name for the months after Poland was defeated in September 1939 and before France was invaded in May 1940, during World War II.

During this time, there were no big military operations in Europe. There was a British and French declaration of war on Germany, and military alliances between the Western Allies and Poland. The Royal Air Force dropped propaganda leaflets on Germany, and Canadian troops began to arrive in Britain. At sea, Britain and France blockaded Germany. German submarines destroyed many Allied ships, marking the beginning of Battle of the Atlantic.

In April 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway. The two sides began to fight each other again. Britain and France needed a lot of weapons quickly, so they began to buy them from American weapon companies. The American government helped Britain and France by selling weapons at lower cost, and, later, lend-lease of military equipment and supplies.

                                     
  • Soviet Union out of the League of Nations. After Poland was defeated, the Phoney War began in Western Europe. While British soldiers were sent to the Continent
  • countries. October 6: The Polish fight comes to an end. October 20: The Phoney War begins. November 24: Japan announces the capture of Nanjing, the Chinese
  • were defeated. When the Poles realized the British and French were in a phoney war and had no intention of assisting Poland and especially when the Red Army
  • invasion of France and the Low Countries from 10 May 1940 that ended the Phoney War The battle was made up of two parts. In the first part, called Fall Gelb
  • maint: discouraged parameter link Wikipedia Blitzkrieg. De Gaulle, the phoney war and the French campaign, May June 1940 Charles - de - gaulle.org. Archived
  • Montgomery predicted a disaster similar to that in 1914, and so spent the Phoney War training his troops to retreat safely rather than offensive operations