Battle of Sedan
The Battle of Sedan was fought between May 12 and 15, 1940. This battle was part of the Wehrmacht's plan for the destruction of allied armies in Northeastern France and Belgium. Heeresgruppe "A" crossed the Meuse River with the intention of capturing Sedan and advancing to the English channel. Sedan was on the east bank of the Meuse, its capture would give the Germans the opportunity to capture the bridges over the Meuse River and cross it, on 12 May, the city is captured by the Germans without resistance, in the following days, but around the City are battled intense battles.
The RAF and the French Air Force attempted to destroy the bridges and prevent the Germans from crossing the Meuse River, but the Luftwaffe managed to prevent the destruction of the bridges, the Allies suffered heavy casualties and were forced to abandon the goal.
The German victory at Sedan allowed the advance inside France to the English Channel, defeating allied armies, being of vital importance for the German victory in France.
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