The battle of fort eben emael was a battle between belgian and german forces that took place between 10 may and 11 may 1940 and was part of the battle of belgium and fall gelb the german invasion of the low countries and francean assault force of german paratroopers fallschirmjager was tasked with assaulting and capturing fort eben emael a belgian fortress whose strategic position and . The fall of eben emael belgium 1940 raid mcnab chris dennis peter stacey mark gilliland alan on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the fall of eben emael belgium 1940 raid. After this short but intensive attack the final toll stands at 650 death in and around eben emael 10 of the total losses in mai 1940 the german success had multiple consequences not only there was a break through the albert canal but the fall of eben emael had a major psychological effect on the belgian and allies that helped the german . The fall of eben emael belgium 1940 raid 38 by chris mcnab 395 rating details 19 ratings 2 reviews in early may 1940 the fortress of eben emael was a potent sentinel over the belgian dutch borderlands a ferro concrete monster built in the 1930s on the albert canal the fortress covered 75 hectares on the surface had 5km of . In early may 1940 the fortress of eben emael was a potent sentinel over the belgian dutch borderlands the fortress covered 75 hectares on the surface had 5km of tunnels underground and was studded with bunkers gun turrets and casemates add a garrison of 1200 men and the natural protection of 60m high canal walls and eben emael gave the impression of near impregnability yet on 10 may
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