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This Blitzkrieg, or ‘Lightening War’, was based on a force of lights tanks moving at speed across Europe, supported by air power and infantry troops. The tactic was based on the element of surprise, and had been developed by the German officer Hans Guderian; as a result, the Germans were able to conquer huge swathes of territory in the opening months of 1940. This book chronicles the key points during the period, as well as the strategy behind the tactics of the two sides.
The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible.
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