The Battle of Fort Eben Emael 1940

Oct 2015
13
Southport
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A short animation (18 mins) describing the detailed events of the Battle of Fort Eben Emael. On May 10th 1940, gliders of Sturmgruppe Granit land on the greatest fortress in the world. Despite being outnumbered 10 to 1, the Fallschirmjager are victorious and the door to Belgium is smashed open.

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