Blitzkrieg

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  • Blitzkrieg

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    Blitzkrieg The foundation of mobile warfare has its roots in Ancient and Medieval World. The German Army late in World War I initially developed basic tactics that eventually evolved into modern mobile warfare. Germans developed those tactics in an attempt to overcome the static trench warfare on the Western Front. Elite "Sturmtruppen" infantry units were created to attack enemy positions using the momentum of speed and surpass but eventually failed because of the lack of mobility and support

  • Blitzkrieg

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         BLITZKRIEG (LIGHTNING WAR)           In the first phase of World War II in Europe, Germany sought to avoid a long war. Germany's strategy was to defeat its opponents in a series of short campaigns. Germany quickly overran much of Europe and was victorious for more than two years by relying on a new military tactic called the "Blitzkrieg" (lightning war). Blitzkrieg tactics required the concentration of offensive

  • Blitzkrieg

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    Blitzkrieg The word 'Blitz' itself is a shortened form of the German word 'Blitzkrieg' meaning lightening war, it means a heavy bombing attack from the air. It is often used to describe the German air raids on London in 1940, but many other cities were also blitzed. It was widely believed that Britain would be heavily bombed immediately after the war was declared and huge amounts of deaths and injuries were expected with mass burials planned and 1,250,000 cardboard coffins

  • History Of Blitzkrieg

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    Blitzkrieg is a historical military tactic used in World War II. The end of World War I and Hitler becoming Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 are important facts in how blitzkrieg came into play. Similar military tactics have been used throughout time but the technological and military advances made at the time of WWII such as mechanized infantry, faster tanks, and the efficient use of railroads made the tactics behind blitzkrieg possible and deadly. This insight covers both background information

  • Advantages Of Blitzkrieg

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    was waged had to be revolutionized, instead of slow drawn out battles they needed to attack before the enemy had a chance to prepare, Nazi Germany created the tactic "Blitzkrieg" meaning lightning warfare. Through the use of this new strategy, efficiency and how it revolutionized the way war was fought easily shows that Blitzkrieg was a greater strength then weakness. Leading up to the Second World War and during it, Germany made many advancements in their military, making great strides to overcome

  • Blitzkrieg Tactics

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    term of ‘Blitzkrieg’. A powerful and effective tactic used throughout WWII by German military planners, the concept for this type of warfare was influenced by the British military theorists Major-General John Frederick Charles Fuller and Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart . This lightning war would be fought fully utilizing modern technology; radio equipped tanks supported by mobile artillery, air support and infantry divisions were the key instruments in any Blitzkrieg assault. The use of Blitzkrieg was effective

  • Blitzkrieg Propaganda

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    technologies was blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg was a new set of tactics which were used to easily defeat opposing armies who were attempting to fight in trench warfare. Germany was the first country to recognize how useful this new set of tactics could be. Germany quickly perfected blitzkrieg and trained its army in how to use them. Blitzkrieg was Germany's most powerful weapon because it allowed Germany to quickly defeat its opponents and take an early lead in the war. Germany's use of blitzkrieg was it largest

  • Battlefield Guide: Blitzkrieg

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    Battlefield Guide By: Janie Massie P.5 Blitzkrieg Event: Blitzkrieg Date: September 1, 1939-Attack on Poland Quote: “Speed and still more speed, and always speed was the secret…and that demanded audacity, more audacity and always audacity.” – Major General Fuller Events: On September 1, 1939, Germany successfully invaded Poland, using the Blitzkrieg tactic. They were attacked from East Prussia ad Germany in the north, and Silesia and Slovakia in the south. More than 2,000 tanks

  • Heinz Guderian: Blitzkrieg or Lightning War

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    should be the “speerspitze” or spearhead of the German armed forces (Alexander pg 31). This strategy named Blitzkrieg or “lightening war” in English was the complete reverse of traditional military thinking in the first part of the 20th century. His military strategy would to lead the German army into stunning victory and would cause the allies reeling to catch up. Heinz Guderian’s blitzkrieg was almost lost in pages of history do to the extreme disapproval in the German high command, only his resolve

  • Importance of Blitzkrieg in World War II

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    whole countries to survive the war, and one such creation was introduced by the Germans, the Blitzkrieg. The word "Blitzkrieg" is German for "lightning war," and it describes the military tactic used by the Germans and was coined by Western newspapermen in 1939 to convey the immense speed and powerful destruction caused by the three week German campaign against Poland. The term Blitzkrieg is mainly used to describe German tactics, however the general tactic itself was not entirely

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