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Timeline Event:

May 10, 1940

The German Blitzkrieg ("lightning war") begins, as Rotterdam and other Dutch cities are attacked from the air. By the end of the month, the Dutch armies will have surrendered, Belgium will have surrendered, and the evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk will be underway.

Theater:  European Theater

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-04-29

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