Continuing extracts with my commentary WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES
COMPLETE WORLD WAR II
The Coverage of the Entire Conflict"
Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
MAY 11, 1940
"ALLIES SEE VICTORY IN LOW COUNTRIES"
"Military Leaders Emphasize Strength Of the Defenses Of Netherlands And Belgium"
By HAROLD DENNY
Special Cable to The New York Times.
"LONDON, May 10 - - Though the scope and exact objectives of Germany's sudden invasion of the Low Countries cannot be defined this early, military leaders express complete confidence in the ability of the British and French to defeat Germany if the new operations takes the nature of a wheel into Northern France, such as Britain's little army faced in 1914."
The New York Times headline dated 10 May 1940.
Between them the nations of Holland and Belgium able to field 1 million troops. About one-third [1/3] of the entire allied military force as arrayed against the German. Troops fighting defensively from prepared positions having advantage as was perceived at that moment of time. Defense as an emphasis.