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Battle of Sedan

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1940 The Battle of Sedan

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Great Battles of WW II : Second Battle of Sedan (12–15 May 1940)

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Photos of the Aftermath of the Battle of Sedan During the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)

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The Franco Prussian War - History Matters (Short Animated Documentary)

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BATTLE OF SEDAN ANIMATION ON A MAP

The Battle of Sedan or Second Battle of Sedan was a Second World War battle fought during the French Campaign. The battle was part of the German Wehrmacht's operational plan codenamed Fall Gelb for an offensive through the hilly and heavily forested Ardennes, to encircle the Allied armies in Belgium and north-eastern France. German Army Group A crossed the Meuse river with the intention of capturing Sedan and pushing northwards towards the Channel coast, in order to entrap the Allied forces that were advancing east into Belgium, as part of the Allied Dyle Plan strategy.
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  • Background 

  • Forces involved 

  • Crossing the Meuse 

  • French counter-offensive 

  • Aftermath