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May 24, 1940

Hitler ordered German armored units to halt mop-up operations and continue toward Paris. If the panzers had continued they would have wiped out the Allied troops caught in ever-smaller pockets. Hitler overruled his commanders on the scene because he was sticking to the original plan of a southward thrust after the breakthrough to the English Channel.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Person

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2011-05-24

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