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Blitzkrieg Of World War II In World War II a new form of battlefield warfare was introduced Blitzkrieg meaning lightning war took advantage of new technology surprise attacks and a new fluid motion of attacks The Blitzkrieg was crucial to World War II and may have been the largest factor in Hitlers domination for most of the war The Blitzkrieg was a military tactic inaugurated by Hitler It was used in the Polish and French campaigns of 1939 and 1940 This tactic was to no longer focus on the ridiculous form of battle in which holes were dug and artillery shells were thrown at one another Snyder-Third Reich The most crucial element of the Blitzkrieg was the new technology in radiotelephony and the transmission of speech rather than Morse code With those advances German commanders were able to stay at the front of any action Deighton-45 It was the focus on mobility and fluidity that made this style so effective As one observer stated The whole battle- field becomes an amorphous permeation like a plague of vermin in a garden It was a new kind of attack that threw the defense into hopeless confusion Snyder-Third Reich 29 The way that the Blitzkrieg works is as follows In a surprise blow all opposing air force was destroyed thus removing the prime obstacle for a land attack Next the enemy communication and transportation equipment was destroyed All enemy troop concentrations were dive bombed to prevent any type of strong attacks Light forces such as motorcycle infantry light trucks and motor-drawn artillery were sent ahead to put a dent in enemy forces Next the heavier tanks and artillery were sent ahead to back up the smaller vehicles Finally the last step of the blitzkrieg was the deployment of regular infantry The regular infantry was sent in to mop up remaining resistance and join up with advancing troops Snyder- Third Reich 29 New advances
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