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By Thomas J. Laub

German coverage in occupied France throughout the moment international conflict was once in lots of methods a narrative of sour inner clash among a few of the German organizations answerable for the profession. After the Fall presents a close research of the fight among those diverse firms, highlighting the numerous ameliorations in ideology, coverage, and process among the military, the SS, and the diplomatic provider, and the rivalries among them of their fight for dominance. It additionally seems at what those battles implied for the path of German coverage in France, from the exploitation of the French economic system and the suppression of resistance task, to the try to perform Nazi racial plans. within the strategy, it sheds a lot mild on either the interior workings of the Nazi regime and at the judgements made via the French govt through the process the occupation.

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55–7. ), La Strat´egie secr`ete de la drˆole de guerre (Paris: Editions du CNRS, 1979), pp. 235–243, 270–276. ¹³ Weinberg, A World at Arms, pp. 114–119. 2. The Norwegian Campaign, 1940. Map courtesy of the United States Military Academy at West Point. ¹⁴ The invasion of France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Holland on 10 May 1940 marked the beginning of the Western campaign. After learning that German troops had crossed into the Low Countries, General Gamelin, commander of Allied forces in France, immediately set the Dyle plan into operation.

Gunsberg, Divided and Conquered: The French High Command and the Defeat of the West, 1940 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1979), pp. 140–141, 215–216, 267. ¹⁷ Louis De Jong, The German Fifth Column in the Second World War, translated by C. M. Geyl (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1956), pp. 80–81, 205–206. 3. The Western Campaign, 1940. Map courtesy of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The revised version of Fall Gelb called for two major attacks in the spring of 1940.

USNA, RG 153 (Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General, U. S. Army)/135 (JAG Law Library, 1944–49)/21/31–35. ⁴¹ Although noble in design, the Hague Convention anticipated neither the scope of modern economic warfare nor the twentieth-century concept of total war. Terms of the Hague Convention established one set of rules for private property and non-combatants while a second set of regulations governed the treatment of soldiers and property of belligerent governments. During the First and particularly Second World Wars, political and military leaders alike understood that modern warfare blurred distinctions central to the Hague Convention.

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