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The “Deutschland” 3rd Panzergrenadiers Regiment as part of the 2nd Panzer Division “Das Reich” was officially formed on October 10, 1939. The SS-VT Deutschland, Germania, and Der Fuhrer Regiments where then consolidated by Oberstgruppenfuhrer Paul Hauser to form the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. After the invasion of Poland was complete the newly formed division was moved to Western Germany for training in preparation for operation Fall Gelb code name Case Yellow for the invasion of Low Countries and Northern France.

In April 1940 the German Armed Forces Command (OKW) launched an assault on Denmark and Norway in the belief it would deprive the British of possible bases. The German plan to invade the Low Countries and Northern France involved the use of three Army Groups.