The Phoney War
The Phoney War was a phase early in World War II that was marked by a lack of major military operations by the Western Allies against the German Reich.
Remarkable for: After the invasion of Poland by the German Army, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany, according with the diplomatic agreements in effect at the time. They were reluctant to engage in decisive military operations, however, even though only a relatively small force was defending the Siegfried Line along the french border, as the majority of the Wehrmacht was deployed in Poland. This failure of the Western Powers to fulfill their diplomatic obligations was viewed by some as a betrayal.