Blitzkrieg Resistance

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The resistance fighters or underground during World War II existed in every country that was occupied by German soldiers by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda, to hiding crashed pilots and even outright warfare and the recapturing of towns. World War II began when German Dictator, Adolf Hitler, started attacking and taking over European countries with a method known as Blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg is a German term for “lightning war” and is a military tactic designed to create disorganization among enemy forces through the use of mobile forces and locally concentrated firepower. This strategy helped preserve lives and limit the expenditure of artillery. Adolf Hitler blamed the Jewish race as the source of the majority of problems in the world and started targeting the Jews. The resistance began to form in countries taken over by the Germany army due to the country’s previous military being relocated or nonexistent. The resistance hoped to make a difference and contribute to the war effort. Therefore, the underground developed codes and methods to operate …show more content…
Resistance groups used symbols that were placed on walls, trees, letters, and everywhere that each had a specific meaning. Members were called by code names, and operational units had specific cryptonym or symbols. The underground newspaper published coded articles and drawings that resistance fighters would know to look for and understand the meaning of the message. Even poetry was used as a means of sending coded messages or identifying oneself as a member of a resistance group to other members (Espionage). The resistance groups also had designated meeting places. Some of these meeting places were made specifically for a single resistance group, others were made for multiple resistance groups, and even some were made to meet with allied commanders or governments that were associating with the resistance

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