During the 1940 Battle of Gembloux, French forces proved more than a match for the Germans at this Belgian village, but victory proved incomplete...

French First Army

The 1940 Battle of Gembloux

By Jonathan F. Keiler

On May 10, 1940, a daring group of German parachutists descended on the mighty Belgian fortress of Eben Emael, compelled its surrender, and opened the way for the German Army’s drive into Belgium. Read more

French First Army

Stalwart Free French General

By James I. Marino

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme Allied commander in Europe during World War II, considered General Alfonse Juin to be the best French combat general of the conflict. Read more