Blitzkrieg

Raymond. A. Cambell II, Hashir, Sajaad & Salman

What?

Blitzkrieg was a German term that meant 'lightning war." It was a military tactic/technique that was used to cause disorientation among its enemies. Blitzkrieg was used by the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel. This tactic was so successful that it was adopted by US General George Patton for his army's operations in Europe.

When?

Blitzkrieg was in development by the Germans from 1918 to 1939. From the moment it was a fully developed tactic the German's immediately began to utilize it to it's full potential in 1939 and commonly in 1940's.

WHO?

Was devised by General Erich von Manstein and was perfected by General Heinz Guderian.


The blitzkrieg was also used by German commander Erwin Rommel during the North African campaign of World War II.


This tactic was so successful that it was adopted by U.S General George Patton for his army's operations in Europe.

Where?

Blitzkrieg happened in Belgium, France, and Netherlands.
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WHY?

Blitzkrieg is important because it proved how strong the German military was. Its purpose was also to serve a method of quickness, silence and genocide of the Nazi group. The method was also used for speed because Germany started invading countries fast with speed and wanted a lot of their ground/area back so Blitzkrieg referring to lighting speed was used to enhance and large the army.
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impact on Allies during the War

The allies were not ready. The British military establishment was very surprised and did not know what had happened. They had thought they were ready and prepared to beat the Nazis but in the end, they were defeated. The allies thought the battles would be slow and would have "traditional" weapons used, but the Nazis intended to fight the war very offensively and win it quickly. The Germans used this tactic to invade Poland and instigate WWII.
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Blitzkrieg Tactic