The Blitzkrieg and the Invasion of Poland
Late summer of 1939 was a pivotal time in European military history. The nazi government under Adolph Hitler had gone to great lengths to fund and revolutionize the German armed forces, particularly with the Luftwatte and the newly created Panzer Division. These two assets combined with infantry units were the main elements of Germany's Blitzkrieg or Lightening War. These methods were new and unproven by the Germans and would be put to the ultimate test of combat in Poland on September 1, 139. Complications between the German states were inevitable, and in this paper, I will examine and answer two main questions. These questions are:
1.What elements created the hostilities between Germany and Poland that led to the events of 1 September 1939?
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