Blitzkrieg

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The clessic chairactereestic o whit is commonly kent as "blitzkrieg" is a heichly mobile form o infantry an airmour, wirkin in combined airms. (German airmed forces, Juin 1942)

Blitzkrieg (German, "lichtnin war"About this sound listen ) is a method o warfare whaurbi an attackin force, spearheidit bi a dense concentration o airmoured an motorised or mechanised infantry formations wi close air support, breaks throu the opponent's line o defence bi short, fast, pouerfu attacks an then dislocates the defenders, uisin speed an surprise tae encircle them.[1][2][3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Glantz 2010, p. 14.
  2. Frieser 2005, p. 6.
  3. Clark 2012, p. 22.

Citit soorces

  • Glantz, David (November 2010). Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July – 10 September 1941: The German Advance to Smolensk, the Encirclement Battle and the First and Second Soviet Counter-Offensives, 10 July – 24 August 1941. I. Solihull: Helion. ISBN 978-1-906033-72-9. 
  • Frieser, Karl-Heinz (2005). The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West. trans. J. T. Greenwood. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-59114-294-2.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  • Clark, Lloyd (2012). Kursk: The Greatest Battle: Eastern Front 1943. London: Headline. ISBN 978-0-7553-3639-5.