On September 1st, 1939, World War II began with the German army invading Poland. A year later, Germany controlled most of Western Europe. The nation’s blitzkrieg (lighting war) strategy deeply influenced the way in which Germany was able to take over so many countries in so little time.


blitzkrieg as a “concentration of tanks, infantry, artillery and air power, concentrating overwhelming force at high speed to break through enemy lines, and, once the latter is broken, proceeding without regard to its flank”. In
other words

, a whole lot of stuff moving in one direction at high...