WWII German Forces: The Blitzkrieg

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Blitzkrieg (German, "lightning war") is an anglicised word describing all-motorised force concentration of tanks, infantry, artillery, combat engineers and air power, concentrating overwhelming force at high speed to break through enemy lines, and, once the lines are broken, proceeding without regard to its flank. Through constant motion, the blitzkrieg attempts to keep its enemy off-balance, making it difficult to respond effectively at any given point before the front has already moved on. During the interwar period, aircraft and tank technologies matured and were combined with systematic application of the German tactics of infiltration and bypassing of enemy strong points. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Western journalists adopted the term blitzkrieg to describe this form of armoured warfare. Blitzkrieg operations were very effective during the campaigns of 1939–1941. These operations were dependent on surprise penetrations (e.g. the penetration of the Ardennes forest region), general enemy unpreparedness and an inability to react swiftly enough to the attacker's offensive operations. During the Battle of France, the French, who made attempts to re-form defensive lines along rivers, were constantly frustrated when German forces arrived there first and pressed on. Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blitzkrieg

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    6155884 Nov 03, 2012

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  2. 32532295
    32532295 Jun 07, 2014

    During the Nuremberg trials a Blitz Marine Officer was adjudicated and served ten years. This is the Memorial of the Normandy Invasion. With all due respect our position should not have any interference as a retrial might be held. HR Robinson United States Navy

  3. 32532295
    32532295 Jun 08, 2014

    1820 HRS. Removed Green 1 ton truck. No reaction like the removal of dump shovel. No hail or cloud sign. Citizens are trying to explain their positions. Property cleaner. HR. Robinson

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