Belgian Army

On the eve of the German attack the Belgian army totalled 650.000 men, what they lacked in tanks and aircraft they made up for in fortifications. These included the impressive fortress of “Eben-Emael” and this and other strong points were built along a string of defences known as the Antwerp-Namur-Givet line. Behind these defences the Belgian army massed twelve regular infantry divisions + six reserve divisions and two Chasseurs Ardennais divisions, Cavalry Corps of two Cavalry Divisions and one Motorized Cavalry Brigade. Other units were frontiers guards and fortress troops.