incredible german war tactics : blitzkrieg
the outdated french defenses : maginot line
etcAnswerSome believe that the French will to fight was weak, and that this was as important as the reasons given in the first answer.
Despite all the problems listed in both answers, there were also French men and women who believed that the main body of the French armed forces had surrendered far too willingly. After all, at the time of the surrender, the Germans took 1.8 million (!) French soldiers prisoner. It was not for nothing that Marc Bloch (1886-1944, when he was shot by the Gestapo) entitled his book on the 1940 campaign and surrender "Strange Defeat". Charles de Gaulle and others fled to Britain to continue the fight.
Their strong defense line plan failed(Maginot lines), it was an not a winnable battle at the time.
France has a lot of history and had many innocents to look out for so they had to hand over France to Nazi's during World War 2.
France has a long history of interesting warfare and if you do overlook this terrible part of their military history you can understand the french are not "just cheese-eating surrender monkeys,"
they simply knew the outcome of their actions and did not have the strength to fight back.
It didn't surrender.
It didn't surrender.
NoAfter its surrender, the Vichy French government collaborated with the Nazis.
All 3 surrendered in World War 2.
Europe did not surrender during WW2.
The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was the written agreement that enabled the Surrender of Japan, ending World War II.
because the stars told them that France would surrender in world war 2
The surrender documents.
The U.S.S Missouri
World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945 with the unconditional surrender of all German troops to the Russians, British, American, and French commanders. The war in Japan ended on September 2, 1945 when the representative of the Japanese government signed the surrender document on the battleship USS Missouri.
The Japanesse surrender.
No, the Allies insisted on unconditional surrender.