May 11, 1940, 11h15: the “impregnable” Fort Eben Emael on the Dutch-Belgian border fell to an unorthodox attack of 78 German paratroopers who landed on the roof by glider. This breach in the Belgian defenses was the beginning of the end. Ten days later the Belgian King capitulated.
Paratrooper.be is organizing a guided tour of Fort Eben Emael on 31 25 October. We are looking at assembling a group of at least 10 people. If you’re interested, sign up here.
For more information about the Fort, click on the photo.