Operation Verteidigung West

west defence

This was the German strategic plan, initially schemed as 'Grenzsicherung West', for the defence of western Germany against any major Allied offensive from France (18 January 1939 onward).

The task was entrusted to General Erwin von Witzlebenís Heeresgruppenkommando 2, which became General Wilhelm Ritter von Leebís Heeresgruppe ĎCí on 26 August 1939 with orders to yield no German territory at all.