'Blitzkrieg', meaning 'Lightning War' was a term coined by an American Journalist when they were describing the method of war that The Germans, under Adolf Hitler, used during their conquest of Europe. So quick and startling was the German advance into Poland that the Polish army of one Million soldiers was routed and over seven hundred thousand were captured and another eighty thousand, along with their government retreated from the country. Historian Ward Rutherford described the Blitzkrieg method as, "the way to achieve this lay not in bigger, less m…
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