Germany Mar. 1939
War! After the Fuehrer gave an impassioned speech about the plight of Germans in occupied Czechoslovakia and Poland, and how enemies, jealous of the Fatherland's rebirth, were attempting to surround Germany with plans to attack, the military acted.
Despite the mud and poor weather, the 6th, 1st, and 2nd Armee's rolled into
Poland under the guidance of Generals Leeb, Rundstedt, and Beck. New lighting fast tactics, backed by artillery and mechanized forces, pushed to the edge of Warsaw on two sides. There was great celebration in the city of Danzig after its 'liberation'.
To the south, the 3rd and 4th Armee's and Hungarian Forces, commanded by Generals Mannstein and Kluge, and under the umbrella of a vast air force, crushed Czechoslovakia, took both the industrial center of Brataslavi and the capital Prague, leaving the remainder of the Czech forces stranded in the mountain.
The Mediterranean theater saw far less spectacular results. The Gibraltar fortress shrugged off both the German air and artillery attacks with very little notice.
Italy Mar. 1939
Mussolini seeing wisdom in Germany's righteous cause erected a massive industrial center to supply his forces for war, and then joined in on attacks against Gibraltar as well. Massed bombers and artillery saw substantial results, but the resolute British Forces held their ground in the ruins of the near destroyed fortress.
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