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.
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