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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Stormtrooper Tactics: The Origins of Blitzkrieg

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.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenters: Natalie Hare (Undergraduate Student)
Angelo Nuccie (Undergraduate Student)
Joseph Patton (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 219 Hartwell
Time: 1:55 pm Session III