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Case Yellow, Operation Dynamo, Case Red, and the Battle of France Shravani Kulkarni, Anna Johnson, Joe Addison, Lotan Mizrahi, Ayush Sharma.

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1 Case Yellow, Operation Dynamo, Case Red, and the Battle of France Shravani Kulkarni, Anna Johnson, Joe Addison, Lotan Mizrahi, Ayush Sharma

2 Thesis The battles that contributed to the fall of France led to the incomprehensible loss of people as well as the destruction of an entire army, and created a disturbance in the balance of power in Europe, giving Germany an advantage in World War II. Joe

3 Incomprehensible Loss French Casualties ●100,000 (army) killed ●100,000 (civilians) killed ●123,000 wounded ●330,000 displaced ●2,000,000 soldiers taken prisoner German Casualties ●50,000 killed during the invasion of France Joe

4 Timeline Operation Dynamo - May Paris is captured - June Battle of France Ends - June Case Yellow - May Case Red - June Paris Liberated - August

5 Case Yellow- May 10, 1940 ●Aka: Fall Gelb ●+ for Germany ●Blitzkrieg: Lightning War o Failed in WWI ●October 19 o Brits and French forces split ●Belgium land for Germany: o Air Fields o North Sea ports The Jiggy ?

6 Initiation: ●‘Sickle Stroke’ allotted the three German army groups ●Group B- Northernmost commanded by General Fedor Von Bock was to attack in northern Holland and Belgium ●aim was to temp the Franco-British field army east to seize territory to outflank in the north ●Group C- Southernmost was to engage the garrison of the Maginot Line ●Rundstedt’s Army Group A- was to advance through the Ardennes Case Yellow- May 10, 1940 Lotan/Ayush

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9 Timeline Operation Dynamo - May Paris is captured - June Battle of France Ends - June Case Yellow - May Case Red - June Paris Liberated - August

10 Operation Dynamo- May 26, 1940 ●Operation Dynamo was the codename given to the British evacuation of Dunkirk ●The signal was given to begin Operation Dynamo at 18:57 hours on May 26, ●Mastermind - Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay ●British and French armies already cornered in Dunkirk by Germans as a result of Case Yellow in 1940, so gathering soldiers was not that big of an issue Shravani

11 Operation Dynamo- May 26, 1940 ●News about evacuation spread to Britain by May 29 ●Main goal was to evacuate 40,000+ troops (British Expeditionary Force and French army) under attack ●The British sent small boats (later known as “The Little Ships”) across the English Channel to rescue the troops on Dunkirk beach ●In the end, over 338,000 troops were evacuated to Dover (British port) Shravani

12 Map of Operation Dynamo

13 Timeline Operation Dynamo - May Paris is captured - June Battle of France Ends - June Case Yellow - May Case Red - June Paris Liberated - August

14 Case Red- June 5-14, 1940 The goals of Case Red changed in the years leading up to it ●1935- meant to defend against a surprise attack by France while defending the borders against Czechoslovakia and Poland ●1937- included offensive operations against Czechoslovakia with the aim of preventing a prolonged two-front war ●1940- the second part of the western campaign, attack on the rest of the French army which was still entrenched in the Maginot line Anna

15 Case Red- June 5-14, 1940 Preliminary Attack ●started on June 5th in the west ●battle over the Somme River ●moving towards the Seine Case Red had two sub-operations Main Offensive ●started on June 9th over the Ainse River ●Penetrated the Maginot line, which allowed German troops to cut off the armies stationed in French bunkers on June 17th ●That same day, France asked for an armistice and officially capitulated on June 25 Anna

16 Case Red Map Maginot Line

17 Timeline Operation Dynamo - May Paris is captured - June Battle of France Ends - June Case Yellow - May Case Red - June Paris Liberated - August

18 Paris is Captured ●By June 14, the Germans had taken control of Paris and the French army had been completely destroyed ●Prime Minister of France resigned and his successor, Marshal Phillipe Petain began moves for an armistice ●Armistice signed on August 22, but not put into effect until August 25, marking the end of the Battle of France. Anna

19 Timeline Operation Dynamo - May Paris is captured - June Battle of France Ends - June Case Yellow - May Case Red - June Paris Liberated - August

20 Hitler’s Jig Shravani

21 Timeline Operation Dynamo - May Paris is captured - June Battle of France Ends - June Case Yellow - May Case Red - June Paris Liberated - August

22 Liberation Of Paris ●On August 25, the German commander of the Paris region, General Dietrich von Choltitz signed a surrender at Montparnasse Joe

23 Overall Impact of Battle ●The defeat of the French (which was very powerful) stands as one of the most remarkable military campaigns in history ●French collapse ripped up the balance of power in Europe ●Britain had to fight the rest of World War 2 in the air, and sea (Mediterranean) but not on the Western Front. Joe

24 Works Cited ●"Dunkirk Evacuation: Operation Dynamo." BBC News. BBC, 21 May Web. 11 May ●“German Codenames.” The World at War. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May ●Kitchen, Martin. The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, Print. ●Keegan, John. The Second World War. New York, NY, U.S.A.: Penguin, Print. ●Sheffield, Gary. "The Fall of France." BBC News. BBC, 30 Nov Web. 9 May ●Taylor, Fred. The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, New York: HarperCollins, Print. ●"The Second World War - Battle Of France Fall Gelb Case Yellow Timeline."Battle Of France Fall Gelb Case Yellow Timeline. 3d History, n.d. Web. 11 May ●"The Second World War - Battle Of France Fall Rot Case Red Timeline."Battle Of France Fall Rot Case Red Timeline. 3d History, n.d. Web. 11 May 2014.


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