This timeline covers
all the political and military events that occurred within Western
Europe between the years 1939 and 1945. The countries encompassed
within the timeline are France, Low Countries, Spain, Portugal and
Switzerland. Germany and Austria are also covered, but only in respect
to the part they played in the Western European theatre of war.
has fallen... with it has ended the greatest battle of world
history. Soldiers! My confidence in you knew no bounds. You
have not disappointed me."
Order of the Day - 5th June 1940
Field Marshal Gerd von
American M24 Chaffee
The M24 Chaffee light tank reached
Europe in the winter of 1944 replacing the M5 Stuart.
The gun was almost as powerful as a Sherman's, it was
also had well-shaped armour and great mobility, making
the M24 probably the best light tank of World War 2.