French Armour

Some articles on french:

Battle Of Hannut - Battle On 13 May - Morning Actions
... launched spoiling attacks and tied down the powerful French First Army, so that it could not intervene ... on the other hand, he believed, faced strong French mechanised forces at Hannut and Thisnes—which the French had in fact already abandoned—and possibly a second French mechanised division ... The French 12th Cuirassiers and to the south the 3rd Battalion of the 11th Dragoons, fought off waves of German infantry supported by armoured vehicles ...

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