4 WWII footage Luxembourg and Netherlands May 1940
The German occupation of Luxembourg in totallyhistory.com/us-history/world-war-ii/ lasted for a period of four years. It began on May 10, 1940, when totallyhistory.com/wehrmacht/ units invaded in order to secure the transit of German forces about to attack France. On the same day, the Netherlands and Belgium were also invaded, allowing the Germans to avoid a direct assault on the Maginot Line. Adolf Hitler had considered attacking Luxembourg as early as October 1939, but the date had been repeatedly pushed back. The country was liberated by the Allies in September of 1944.