zilveren gestapo ring

Gestapo ring met doodskop

Voorwerp: Hoogst waarschijnlijk 2e wereld oorlog, zilveren Gestapo ring met doodskop.
Zijkant slang / Buiten op de ring een stempel met de oude letters 800 erin.


Probably an officers silver ring of the Gestapo or from the German army - 1939-1945 with the following stamp in it: "800".

Blitzkrieg West
THE FIRST BULLETS AND SHELLS FROM THE GERMANS IN EUROPE OFF WORLDWAR II.

On May 10, 1940, Hitler unleashes his blitzkrieg on Western Europe. The panzers of Army Group A, commanded by Col. Gen. Heinz Guidarian, roar out of the Ardennes Forest and through the veneer of Allied defenses. Army Group B, utilizing airborne forces in Holland and Belgium, achieves spectacular success in the Low Countries. Units from Army Group B spring an early morning attack to capture a key road bridge across the Lower Rhine in a Dutch town called Arnhem. German forces pour across the bridge.

By May 12, the French Seventh Army is thrown back across the Meuse River; panzer divisions cross the river the next day. The French are again poorly deployed and are swamped by the German advance. In the south, Army Group C hammers the Maginot Line.

Both Guderian and the commander of the 7th Panzer Division, Erwin Rommel, show the world how the tank has changed the modern battlefield. Many in the German high command are skeptical that armored units can advance rapidly without leaving their flanks exposed to attack. In fact, there are times when the panzer units are ordered to halt so the rest of the army can catch up. However, the armored units' flanks remain unmarred - the rapidly moving columns breed so much confusion and panic that counterattacks are impossible to mount.

On May 15, the Dutch surrender. The next day, the British and French forces in Belgium continue retreating. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, visiting Paris to meet with Gen. Maurice Gamelin (commander of French forces), asks where the reserves are. He is appalled at the answer: There are no reserves.

By May 17, the Germans enter Brussels; the next day Antwerp falls. The British form a defensive line along the Scheldt River. Near Laon, French General Charles De Gaulleís 4th Armored Division attacks the Germans; the French make progress but are ordered back before the battle reaches a climax.

On May 20, Guderianís panzers reach the coast; the Germans have cut a swath 20 miles wide from the Ardennes Forest to the Atlantic Ocean. The French and British try to slice through the swath before it can be strengthened and widened. Rommelís 7th Panzer Division is attacked by British tanks near Arras; the British Matilda tanks make good progress because they shrug off most of the antitank rounds that the Germans fire. The German line begins to crack; in desperation, German antiaircraft crews turn their 88-millimeter guns on the Matildas and fire. The result is disaster for the British - the 88-millimeter gun proves to be deadly against tanks, and the attack falters.

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