Essay about The Battle Of Nazi Germany

2037 Words May 26th, 2016 9 Pages
“On Friday, September 1st of 1939, Germany invaded Poland after long-term political crises. German invasion began with an air raid on undefended city of Wielun at 4:40am” (Parada). After five weeks of fighting, the Germans were able to defeat the Polish armies by using their military tactic Blitzkrieg. Poland surrendered on October 6, 1939, after fighting the Germans for only a month. Blitzkrieg was a German tactic created by Colonel Guderian Heinz, who studied the mobile warfare tactics from one British officer who was General J.F.C. Fuller ("The Concept of Blitzkrieg"). Fuller was the one who studied the mobile warfare tactics first; but the British didn’t really care about these tactics. Only German leaders like Heinz studied these tactics (Simkin, "Blitzkrieg"). The German military used the Blitzkrieg tactic by launching bombing raids upon the enemy, before they sent in their tanks and infantry to finish what was left of the enemy. Nazi Germany tested this tactic in the Spanish Civil War; they launch bombing raids on Spanish cities and killed a lot of Spanish citizens in these raids. But Germany saw that this new tactic worked in Spain ("The Concept of Blitzkrieg"). So they used the same tactic in their invasions of other nations. Poland was the first victim to fall to the German War Machine; the Polish armies weren’t ready, and they were devastated from the heavy bombing. After the invasion of Poland, Germany used Blitzkrieg in the invasion of France and Russia. In the…

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