In the early stages of the Second World War, the Allies, consisting of France and Great Britain, were in serious trouble. The Lowlands had declared neutrality, however, that did not spare them against the coming German aggression. France's military efforts prior to the war, had built strong defenses such as the Maginot Line, and kept 13 divisions near it for extra defense. British General Fuller had predicted a short war in the West as he claimed the French army was the strongest one in the world and would only have to face, at most, 20-26 German divisions. The plan in the West was to have at least 38-40 French divisions supported by almost 160,000 British troops be prepared to attack Germany.
Great Britain & France had declared war against Germany by September 3rd, but as Poland fell before the end of September, Hitler declared he had no plans to attack the Western Allies. He hinted that surely peace in the West could be maintained. By as late as mid October, however, the western front was quiet.
Many people did not understand that despite the Nazi takeover of Denmark and Norway, and the fact that France & England declared war on Germany in September of 1939, German territory was safe. It was not until The Spring, early Summer of 1940, did Hitler attack France from the Lowlands with 143 divisions against 65 for France. France was defeated in a month or less and only Great Britain was still "alive" by the end of June 1940.
In a brief summary, France & Great Britain were in trouble early on in WW 2 because they failed to attack Germany when they declared war on it in September of 1939.
The Allied Forces in World War 2 had more allies than the Axis did.
They had trouble with the world war 2 and world war 1
Britan was one of New Zealand's allies in world war 2.
The United States, England, and France were all allies in world war 1 and world war 2. Britan,Russia,U.S.A.,China,India,etc. were Allied in world war 2.
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The US and the Allies won World War 2.
The Netherlands were Allies in World War II.
World War 2. The Allies had it, and the Axis did not.
They were are allies
No, the Allies won World War 2.
one of Germany's allies since world war 2 is the United states of america.
Sweden had no allies before world war 2, exept frequent trading with neighburing countries.
World war 2
i think Britain had 2 allies
Australia's allies were the british and the french
No, the Philippines were allies of USA
In World War 1 2 allies of the United States of America where the United Kingdom, France, others include... Japan and Russia. In World War 2 allies of the United States of America where the United Kingdom and Russia Canada was another. Thank You, S.M.P.H.
the axis powersjapan's allies in world war 2 where the Germans and the italys they where called the axis powers
yes the canadians fought with the allies in world war 2
Spain was not involved in World War 2. They were neutral
Ireland was neutral in World War 2.