By Tim Saunders
The seizure of the Belgian citadel stronghold at Eban Emael by way of German Airborne and particular Forces used to be the dramatic beginning shot within the Nazis’ devastating may possibly 1940 offensive. Codenamed Operation GRANITE, it concerned glider forces in a bold ‘coup de main’ operation attaining overall shock and luck. The simultaneous attacks on key bridges at the Albert Canal also are defined in image aspect.
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