Isis claimed responsibility. On may 24 a jewish cemetery was vandalized in the city of bordeaux france.
On may 26 germanys government anti semitism commissioner warned jewish men against wearing the kippah in public following a spike in attacks against jews.
Germany attacks western europe. Blitzkrieg had torn through both the french army and the british expeditionary force bef. At the beginning of 1918 germanys position on the. A 17 year old afghan refugee wielding an axe and a knife attacks passengers on a train in southern germany severely wounding four before being shot dead by police.
On the western front the allies had been fighting in germany with campaigns against the siegfried line since the battle of aachen and the battle of hurtgen forest in late 1944 and by january 1945 had pushed the germans back to their starting points during the battle of the bulge. By early 1945 events favored the allied forces in europe. On march 21 1918 near the somme river in france the german army launches its first major offensive on the western front in two years.
The failure of this offensive exhausted germanys strategic reserve leaving it ill prepared to resist the final allied campaigns in europe. France signed an armistice in late june 1940 leaving great britain as the only country fighting nazi germany. In the spring of 1940 an emboldened germany asserted itself as a modern conqueror of nations successfully invading and occupying six countries in fewer than 100 days.
German invasion of western europe may 1940 german troops overran belgium the netherlands luxembourg and france in six weeks starting in may 1940. The attack on western europe the attack on the netherlands belgium luxemburg and france started on may 10th 1940 and within six weeks all these nations had been defeated with british and french forces being evacuated at dunkirk. German invasion of western europe and the fall of france 1940 a german armored tank crosses the aisne river in france on june 21 1940 one day before the surrender of france.