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The First Phase Dominance of the Axis Man for man the German and Polish forces were an even match Hitler committed about 15 million troops and the Polish commander Marshal Edward Smigy-Rydz expected to muster 18 million That was not the whole picture however The Germans had six panzer armored and four motorized divisions the Poles had one armored and one motorized brigade and a few tank battalions The Germans 1600 aircraft were mostly of the latest types Half of the Poles 935 planes were obsolete Result of German Blitzkrieg on PolandOn September 1 1939 Germany invaded Poland The Polish army expected the attack to come along the Polish frontiers But Hitler introduced a new kind of war called a blitzkrieg which means lightning war Waves of German bombers targeted railroads in Tczew shown here which crippled Polish military mobilization Hundreds of tanks smashed through Polish defenses and rolled deep into the country The Poles fought hard but on September 17 the Soviet Union invaded their country from the east By the end of the month Poland had fallen Polish strategic doctrine called for a rigid defense of the whole frontier and anticipated several weeks of preliminary skirmishing It was wrong on both counts On the morning of September 1 waves of German bombers hit the railroads and hopelessly snarled the Polish mobilization In four more days two army groupsone on the north out of East Prussia the other on the south out of Silesiahad broken through on relatively narrow fronts and were sending armored spearheads on fast drives toward Warsaw and Brst This was blitzkrieg lightning war the use of armor air power and mobile infantry in a pincers movement to encircle the enemyBetween September 8 and 10 the Germans closed in on Warsaw from the north and south trapping the Polish forces west of the capital On September 17 a second deeper encirclement closed 160 km 100 mi east near Brst On that
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