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The Allied Invasion of France

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The Allied Invasion of France

The Allied Invasion of France

The Allied Invasion of France

The Allied Invasion of France

The Allied Invasion of France

On October 18, Hitler ordered the conscription of all healthy German men aged sixteen to sixty in order to defend the country from an obviously imminent invasion. Hitler intended for the country to fight to the last man and planned to employ a scorched-earth policy similar to the strategy the Soviets had used against Hitler’s own forces in the USSR in 1941.

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