Operation Augsburg (i)

(German city)

This was a German plan for the emergency implementation of a major offensive, originally known as 'Elbe', against any or all of the powers of western Europe (20 November 1939 onward).

In the event these plans were never fully implemented as the German political and military high command ordered its planners devoted their efforts to the altogether more ambitious scheme for ‘Gelb’ (later ‘Sichelschnitt’) in May 1940, making inspired operational use of the ‘impassable’ Ardennes region to descend on an Allied weak spot.