World War 2
Germany in WW2
The Germans first successfully used the blitzkrieg in an attack on?
When did the Germans first use the 'blitzkrieg' in an attack?
Asked in World War 2
Who did the Germans attack first in world war 2?
The Germans first attack was at the Polish in 1939. The German generals had created a tactic called "blitzkrieg" meaning "lighting warfare". The operation was a huge success with the Polish defeated within a month. It was one of the most successful attacks ever in modern history with low casualties for the Germans.
What country did the Germans Successfully use the Blitzkrieg attack on?
\ The Germans use Blitzkrieg attacks on Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Yugoslavia and Greece. They also conquered Denmark, but in a single day, apparently by political terms. The USSR (Russia, the Baltic states, East Poland, Ukraine and Belorussia) was also victim of the blitzkrieg tactic, having an outstanding success at first, but was halted by the numerous Russian forces near Moscow. "Germany successfully used the Blitzkrieg tactic against Poland (attacked in September 1939), Denmark (April 1940), Norway (April 1940), Belgium (May 1940), the Netherlands (May 1940), Luxembourg (May 1940), France (May 1940), Yugoslavia (April 1941), and Greece (April 1941)."
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3 On what country did the Germans first use their blitzkrieg tactics?
Asked in World War 2, Germany in WW2, US in WW2, Italy
Where did the US attack first in the European theatre in order to defeat the Germans and Italians?
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2
What military tactic did the Germans use in world war 2?
Asked in Germany in WW2, Adolf Hitler
What country was the first victim of Hitler's blitzkrieg?
Asked in War and Military History
What terms means lightning war?
Blitzkrieg means "lightning war". Blitzkrieg was first used by the Germans in World War Two and was a tactic based on speed and surprise and needed a military force to be based around light tank units supported by planes and infantry (foot soldiers). The tactic was developed in Germany by an army officer called Hans Guderian.
Asked in Battle of Britain
What came first the blitz or the battle of Britain?
The term "Blitzkrieg" was used to mean an mobile, armored unit that attacked through the center of the enemy line, which was followed up with the standard infantry attack. It was also a term that symbolized the drastic change from a war of words (Sitzkrieg ?) to a war of bullets and action. The Blitz was first used in the attack on Poland on 1 Sept 1939 and then the attack through Belguim and thus bypassing the Maginot Line to enter France. So after the fall of these countries, Germany began its air campaign against England in summer of 1940, known as the Battle of Britian. The Germans continued to employ the Blitz tactic in other campaigns. Answer: This is incorrect. The Blitz was not (and had nothing to do with) "blitzkrieg". The Blitz was the name given to the German campaign of bombing British cities. It came AFTER the Battle of Britain.
Asked in World War 2, Germany in WW2, Adolf Hitler
How was Germany able to conquer so much of Europe and Africa?
The simple answer to this question is: Blitzkrieg! European armies at the start of World war 2 were very much still feeling the lessons of the first world war, long static lines of defence where heavy artillery and machine gun nests played havoc against advancing infantry and attack after attack was beaten back. The Blitzkrieg tactics were revolutionary in their approach. Heavy artillery bombardment of an area, followed by pin point airstrikes and a mass assault by armour in a concentrated area would lead to a breaktrough in enemy lines. Fast moving panzer units would then move ahead of the army, destroying all in their path. An effective resistance was hard to organise, indeed in France the French Generals would draw a defence line only to be informed that the town had already been captured by the Germans. The Germans Used Blitzkrieg tactics in Russia and were successful at first, but the Russians learnt how to counter the Blitzkrieg, this was acheived through trading space for time, and striking back at the Panzers when they had reached the limit of their advance. The french did not have time to counter this tactic and succumbed to the Germans. Much the same in the desert where lack of supplies and Britains and Americans learning how to deal with such tactics lead to the downfall of the DAK units