Written by Bryan Perrett
The lightning warfare that changed history forever.
If Hitler had failed in his invasion of Western Europe in 1940, He could well have been assassinated by a group of his senior officers. But he decisively defeated the combined efforts of the allied armies in a matter of days. The technique employed was known as Blitkrieg.
As well as discussing the developing nature of tactics, fighting vehicles and aircraft, Bryan Perrett examines the potent workings of Blitzkrieg in depth, describing not only its obvious triumphs but also its fatal flaws.