The Belgian Comet Line
The date was set Friday,
September 1st 1939, the time was exactly 0.4.45 a.m.
and Hitler himself had given the order to unleash his own “New
Style of warfare upon Poland.
Iron Fist composed of 1,850,00 Wehrmacht and Waffen S.S. Infantry
troops, motorized divisions, 3,100 tanks, 10,000 heavy artillery
guns, accompanied by 2,100 Stuka dive bombers, heavy- bombers and
This was to
be the innocent country that was to become Hitlers testing ground,
for it would suffer the full horror and terror of the Blitzkrieg
that was rolling across the countryside destroying everything in
its path. The beginning of the end for Poland had already started.
The Army, and Air Force of Poland was decimated the destruction
of a proud nation and a country would soon be headline news across
The Second World War, had begun!!!
It didnt take
long for Hitler to turn his attention to the West, great fear and
panic spread across the continent of Europe, nations now knew that
it was going to be total war against the Nazi dictator, and were
left in no doubt as to what their own country and people would suffer,
for they would become subjects of Hitlers barbarity and destruction.
They too would feel and see the horror of the “Blitzkrieg.
His vast army headed towards the Low Countries and began the onslaught
of terror they all fell within weeks to his Iron Fist”. This
Nazi force occupied each country with complete ruthlessness creating
fear and terror across the continent of Europe.
Hitlers orders the vast German Army ground to a halt on the outskirts
of mostly destroyed town of Dunkirk and waited. Many soldiers had
been caught unawares of the advancing German forces and fled inland
deciding to try and make their own way back to England and avoid
capture. However, it proved a near impossible task as the German
Military were constantly on the look out searching for any British
soldiers. Meanwhile the decimated British Expeditionary Force
along with thousands of Belgian and French army survivors numbering
over 325, 000 soldiers stood completely defeated on the sand dunes
by the sea. For those left on the beaches at Dunkirk could
clearly see the white cliffs of Dover across the short expanse of
water, it was their home and their refuge, the distant chalk hills
that seemed to rise out of the sea on the horizon gave them hope,
but hope was running out fast, and their only chance of rescue lay
in the hands of the country that was so near and yet so far away.