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Blitzkrieg: German Blitzkrieg Tactics That Knock Out The Allies

German blitzkrieg attack tactics
The blitzkrieg (meaning in German: blitzkrieg) is a method of rapid combat where infantry are bombarded with armored vehicles, supported by close air support. This method quickly breaks down the opponent's defensive line and then destroys the defense line, using the elements of speed and surprise to surround them. With the use of various maneuvers, the Blitzkrieg attempted to destabilize the opponent by making it difficult for him to respond to the continuous changes in fronts, and finally ended with the Vernichtungsschlacht, a battle of extermination.

Of course, an attack like this requires war machines that are constantly on the move, combat aircraft that control the air and large infantry troops that are constantly maneuvering. This kind of attack will surprise the enemy, making it difficult to coordinate and making it easy to corner. This was what made German troops at that time easily overpower Poland.

Successfully overthrowing Poland, with the same tactics Germany destroyed Belgium, Holland and France in 1940. Blitzkrieg was also used by the legendary general Erwin Rommel while fighting in Africa.

The Early History of Blitzkrieg's

Creation The Blitzkrieg method of warfare was first developed in 1918 to 1939. At that time, military leaders from Germany thought a lot about how to carry out a fast attack but with very maximum results. They wanted to try a method of war that did not stall for time and required a large mobilization of forces.

From this in mind he finally created a blitzkrieg but very deadly. Like the philosophy of lightning or thunder, this attack would not be unexpected by the enemy. Everything happened very quickly and finally made the enemy frantic and chose to surrender because he could not counterattack.

How are Blitzkrieg's tactics applied?

Blitzkrieg's tactics required a concentration of means and weapons of war that focused on a narrow area on the front lines. The gathered troops must continue to penetrate the opponent's defense then circle and counterattack the opponent from behind the opponent's defensive line. The German air force was tasked with preventing the distribution of enemy supplies to the opposing lines of defense. This tactic made the opposing army isolated and easy to subdue.

Conclusion That is the heart of the scintillating Blitzkrieg (blitzkrieg) concept. This concept was rolled out when Germany invaded Poland, September 1, 1939. However, the Blitzkrieg on May 10 which resulted in the conquest of Western Europe (the Netherlands surrendered May 14, Belgium May 28, and France June 25), which so quickly made the German armored forces even more prestigious.

This tactic is a very efficient tactic when used for short-term warfare with 'neighbors'. Its application must also be fast to make the opponent run into chaos so that it can easily cut off the opponent's supply line. However, the need to move quickly made him very dependent on the conditions at that time and the supplies of war equipment.