The WW2 Strategy of Doing Nothing

WW2 Strategy

As soon as Germany invaded Poland, France prepared for an offensive on the Western Front to ease the pressure on the stricken country. Honoring their pact of mutual support, France gathered no less than 40 divisions that would penetrate through Germany’s neglected front. In the days following the invasion, 30 French divisions had advanced into the border, but Poland still fell to a superior German force. Soon, France withdrew its troops in utter fright of German retaliation. The event gave way to a somewhat quiet period of bewilderment in Western Europe known as the “Phoney War,” in which the Allied governments allowed their economic superiority to build up military resources and prepare for outright combat. But as history revealed, World War 2 could have been stopped right on its tracks that September of 1940 if only the Allies had been more assertive. In the words of General Edward Spears: (QUOTE) “It is ignominious to wage a confetti war against an utterly ruthless enemy.” – As images and footage of actual events are not always available, Dark Docs sometimes utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect. I do my best to keep it as visually accurate as possible. All content on Dark Docs is researched, produced, and presented in historical context for educational purposes. We are history enthusiasts and are not always experts in some areas, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with corrections, additional information, or new ideas. –

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