Chronological Walk Thru WWII 1940

See 1939 < here.

Check in for details on game play here, and reports on battles and operations from this time period.

March 12, 1940 – Finland signs a peace treaty with Soviets.

March 16, 1940 – Germans bomb Scapa Flow naval base near Scotland. 

April 9, 1940 – Nazis invade Denmark and Norway.

Strike North [AAR]

Norway / Denmark
Norway / Denmark

 May 10, 1940 – Nazis invade France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands; Winston Churchill becomes British Prime Minister.

Case Yellow
Case Yellow

Case Yellow May 10th!.  [AAR] I enjoyed the challenges here so much that I played twice. Here is a pictorial Summary of the Campaign:

In fact as of Oct 2013 I am in a 3rd play via PBEM on VASSAL.

May 15, 1940 – Holland surrenders to the Nazis.

May 26, 1940 – Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins. 

May 28, 1940 – Belgium surrenders to the Nazis.

June 3, 1940 – Germans bomb Paris; Dunkirk evacuation ends.

June 10, 1940 – Norway surrenders to the Nazis; Italy declares war on Britain and France.

Link to AAR for Norway

June 14, 1940 – Germans enter Paris.

June 16, 1940 – Marshal Pétain becomes French Prime Minister.

June 18, 1940 – Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich; Soviets begin occupation of the Baltic States.

June 22, 1940 – France signs an armistice with Nazi Germany.

July 1, 1940 – German U-boats attack merchant ships in the Atlantic.

July 5, 1940 – French Vichy government breaks off relations with Britain.

July 10, 1940 – Battle of Britain begins.

Battle of Britain Sessions 

July 23, 1940 – Soviets take Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

August 3-19 – Italians occupy British Somaliland in East Africa.

August 13, 1940 – German bombing offensive against airfields and factories in England.

August 15, 1940 – Air battles and daylight raids over Britain.

August 17, 1940 – Hitler declares a blockade of the British Isles.

August 23/24 – First German air raids on Central London.

August 25/26 – First British air raid on Berlin.

September 3, 1940 – Hitler plans Operation Sea Lion (the invasion of Britain).

September 7, 1940 – German Blitz against Britain begins.

September 13, 1940 – Italians invade Egypt.

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Opening thoughts , first turns game play…oh did I mention that this was so much fun that I played a campaign twice as well. The first lasted 56 turns, the 2nd is at its 81 st turn. This conflict spans an extended period of time from  September 1940 thru October, November 1942, and was impacted greatly by the events in Greece and Crete. See DAKII AARs.

September 15, 1940 – Massive German air raids on London, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester.

September 16, 1940 – United States military conscription bill passed.

September 27, 1940 – Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan.

October 7, 1940 – German troops enter Romania.

October 12, 1940 – Germans postpone Operation Sea Lion until Spring of 1941.

[Note we might circle back to this and play out the SPI title Seelowe! If there is enough interest]

October 28, 1940 – Italy invades Greece.

Marita Merkur Introduction [AAR]

 

November 5, 1940 – Roosevelt re-elected as U.S. president.

November 10/11 – Torpedo bomber raid cripples the Italian fleet at Taranto, Italy.

November 14/15 – Germans bomb Coventry, England.

November 20, 1940 – Hungary joins the Axis Powers.

November 22, 1940 – Greeks defeat the Italian 9th Army.

Marita Merkur AAR

November 23, 1940 – Romania joins the Axis Powers.

See Marita Merkur Link :

December 9/10 – British begin a western desert offensive in North Africa against the Italians.

See DAK 2, 30 plus videos.:

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December 29/30 – Massive German air raid on London.

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