The map of Europe in April 1940, a month before the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, shows the territorial gains of Germany, which had not only recovered the territories taken away from her by the Treaty of Versailles but had also annexed Austria, Czechoslovakia, and half of Poland between 1938 and 1939. In the next few months, the Third Reich would invade Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France.

Below, map of Europe just before the German invasion of Norway and France


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