Used by the German military and later used by Allied Forces. The name means "lightning war". The concept of Blitzkrieg is "the art of concentrating strength at one point, forcing a breakthrough, rolling up and securing the flanks on either side, and then penetrating like lightning deep into his rear, before the enemy has time to react" (Erwin Rommel). This type of military attack involves mainly armor. Air supremacy is also required for blitzkrieg and many generals such as Erwin Rommel are well known for perfecting this type of battle.
On May 10, 1940 1940 German forces invaded through the Low Countries and the Ardenne Forest completing surrounding Allied Forces. The German blitzkrieg forced the Allies to surrenderer on June 22, 1940 astounding the world at the defeat of France and Britain.
A battle between American and Japanese forces in the Pacific. Attempts by the Japanese to lure the Americans to Alaska failed as the Americans had cracked the Japanese codes. Resulted in the destruction of the entire Japanese carrier fleet with the loss of only one American carrier and turned the tide in the Pacific War.
The battle of Midway was fought in 1942 between the American and Japanese navies.