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					   French and Dutch
Underground During WWII


    By Alec Clausing



            En.wikipedia.org, December 17, 2009.
         Germany’s Invasion
• May 10, 1940 invasion of France
  – Battle of France or Fall of France
  – Ended May 14, 1940
• May 10, 1940 invasion of the Netherlands
  – Battle of the Netherlands
  – Ended on May 14, 1940




                           conservapedia.com, December 27,2009.
        Dutch Underground
• Resistance Groups
• 1944 officially formed
• Dutch Prince Bernhard




                 Msbeliever.tripod.com, December 27,2009.
             Stoottroepen
• Storm troopers
• Requirement: Had to be part of the
  underground
• Officially recognized and given U.S.
  uniforms in late October




               Commons.wikimedia.org, December 27, 2009
 German Occupation of France
• Massive and overwhelming
• “Blitzkrieg”
       French Underground
• Network of Operatives
• Names
• Communications
            Death Camps
• “Final solution”
• More than 6 million murdered
    Escaping the Death Camps
• Last to escape from Belzec was Chiam
  Hirszman
• On the last train out of Belzec
• Joined the partisans
        CONFLICT                 SPAN        TOTALS
        War of Independence    (1775-1783)     25,000
        Quasi-War              (1798-1800)        20

U.S. Reluctance to Enter WWII
        Barbary Wars
        War of 1812
        1st Seminole War
                               (1801-1815)
                               (1812-1815)
                               (1817-1818)
                                                  35
                                               20,000
                                                  30
        2nd Seminole War       (1835-1842)      1,500
        Mexican-American War   (1846-1848)     13,283
• Japanese bombed pearl Harbor Dec. 7,
        3rd Seminole War
        Civil War
                               (1855-1858)
                               (1861-1865)
                                                  26
                                              623,026

  1941  Indian Wars
        Spanish-American War
                               (1865-1898)
                                 -1898
                                                 919
                                                2,446

• Germany declares war on the U.S. Dec
        Philippine War         (1898-1902)      4,196
        Boxer Rebellion        (1900-1901)        37
        Mexican Revolution     (1914-1919)        35
  11, 1941
        Haiti Occupation       (1915-1934)       146
        World War 1            (1917-1918)    116,708

• 160,000 U.S. casualties in WWI
        World War 2
        Korean War
                               (1941-1945)
                               (1950-1953)
                                              407,316
                                               36,914
        Vietnam War            (1964-1973)     58,169
        El Salvador            (1980-1992)        20
        Beirut                 (1982-1984)       266
        Persian Gulf Support   (1987-1988)        39
        Invasion of Grenada      -1983            19
        Invasion of Panama       -1989            40
        Persian Gulf War         -1991           269
        Somalia                (1992-1993)        43
        Bosnia                    1995            12
        Afghanistan            (2002-2009)      686+
        Iraqi                  (2003-2009)    4,299+
     French and Dutch Role in
        Defeating the Nazis
• Helped Prisoners escape
• Killed and harassed many of the Germen

				
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