Western War (Elser Successful)

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Western War
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1994-036-09A, Paris, Parade auf der Champs Elysée.jpg
German soldiers parade on the Champs Élysées on 14 June 1940
Date 1 September 1939 – 31 October 1940
(1 year, 1 month, 4 weeks and 2 days)
Location Western, Northern, and Central Europe
Result German-Italian Victory
Flag of Germany (1935–1945).svg Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Italy
Flag of Slovakia (1939–1945).svg Slovakia
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1958).svg France
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Germany (1935–1945).svg Adolf Hitler
Flag of Germany (1935–1945).svg Hermann Göring
Flag of Germany (1935–1945).svg Walther von Brauchitsch
Flag of Germany (1935–1945).svg Gerd von Rundstedt
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Victor Emmanuel III
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Benito Mussolini
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Umberto di Savoia
Flag of Slovakia (1939–1945).svg Jozef Tiso
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Neville Chamberlain
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Edward Wood, Lord Halifax
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Vereker, Lord Gort
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg William Boyle, Lord Cork

The Western War, also known as the German War, was a major armed conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1940. Following the invasion of Poland, the United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany. Poland capitulated in a matter of weeks and Germany invaded Denmark and Norway shortly after.