The origins of blitzkrieg were rooted in the final months of World War I. After nearly a four year stalemate on the Western Front the Germans were able to break the stalemate of trench warfare first by using specially trained soldiers known as stormtroopers. These soldiers used tactics similar to blitzkrieg, except blitzkrieg added mechanized warfare to the mix as well. Both tactics focused on achieving breakthrough using superior localized numbers and the element of surprise. This presentation will also focus on why the Germans came up with blitzkrieg and France and Britain did not.
|Presenters:||Natalie Hare (Undergraduate Student)
Angelo Nuccie (Undergraduate Student)
Joseph Patton (Undergraduate Student)
|Time:||1:55 pm Session III|