an overwhelming all-out attack with infantry, armor, and air forces, especially by surprise against an unprepared enemy.
to fight a quick and surprising war.
(BLIHTS-kreeg) German: lightening war; originally referred to Hitler's rapid invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939; eventually came to mean any intense, rapid attack. Often shortened to "Blitz"
an attack with mobile forces that is sufficiently fast and surprising that it prevents the enemy from organizing a coherent defense
sudden overpowering bombardment involving massed air forces and mechanized ground forces; violent offensive with great speed and force used by Hitler.
(Lightning war): the use of armor, air power, and mobile infantry in a pincers movement to encircle the enemy. Colonel Sheffield Edwards was chairman of the BLUEBIRD steering committee. In August 1951 Operation BLUEBIRD became Operation ARTICHOKE.
"lightning war," used to describe the speed, efficiency and intensity of Germany's military attack against their opponents.
A German word meaning "Lightning War", referring to their WWII tank-based strategy of rapid attack by overwhelming force. [AdS,CR
German for 'lightning war'. A military strategy used by the Germans at the beginning of World War II to achieve victory through a series of quick offensives, especially in Belgium, Holland and France. After an initial bombardment, armour and motorised infantry were mobilised rapidly to break the weakest parts of the enemy line.
"lightning war"--the highly mobile form of warfare developed by the Germany and used with great effect by the Wehrmacht between 1939 and 1941; it was the first wide scale use of combined arms doctrine.
"lightening war" using planes, tanks, and trucks, the first example of which Hitler used to crush Poland in four weeks. (p. 975)
"Lightning War" - a term used to describe the rapid German invasions using fast, piercing armoured formations
"lightning war" --the mobile form of warfare practiced by the Wehrmacht between 1939 and 1941; featured close cooperation betwen armored and air forces.
Sometimes shortened to Blitz, Blitzkrieg is a German phrase which means "Lightning War". It was predominantly used to describe battle operations of the Nazi regime during World War II; specifically the attack on Poland in 1939, France in 1940 and London in 1941. (See Main Article for other uses of the phrase)
(German, literally lightning war or flash war) is a popular name for an offensive operational-level military doctrine which involves an initial bombardment followed by employment of mobile forces attacking with speed and surprise to prevent an enemy from implementing a coherent defense. The founding principles of these types of operations were developed in the 19th Century by various nations, and adapted in the years after World War I, largely by the German Wehrmacht, to incorporate modern weapons and vehicles as a method to help avoid the stalemate of trench warfare and linear warfare in future conflicts. The first practical implementations of these concepts coupled with modern technology were instituted by the Wehrmacht in the opening battles of World War II.
Blitzkrieg is a real-time tactics computer game based on the events of World War II. The game allows players to assume the role of commanding officer during the battles of World War II that occurred in Europe and North Africa. Each country has its respective historically correct military units.
Blitzkrieg was an early strategic-level wargame first published in 1965 by the Avalon Hill Game Company. The game depicted a war between two fictional countries on the map of an imaginary continent. The level of military technology was that of the Second World War.
Blitzkrieg was a short lived 1970s war themed comic book published by DC Comics.