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General Heinz Guderian: Hitler's Panzer Genius

Heinz Guderian (1888-1954) was a German General officer who, drawing on the writings of Liddell hart and other theorists between the world wars, was instrumental in creating bold new military tactics to quickly achieve victory on the battlefield.

Most important in these new tactics was the concept of the "schwerpunkt" or attack point, to which fast-moving attacking forces would be concentrated to achieve a decisive breakthrough. Soon dubbed "blitzkrieg" (lightning war) by an American reporter, Guderian summarized the tactics of blitzkrieg as the way to get the mobile and motorized armored divisions to work together and support each other in order to achieve decisive success.

"In this year (1929) I became convinced that tanks working on their own or in conjunction with infantry could never achieve decisive importance. My historical studies; the exercises carried out in England an

Added: Jun-14-2010 Occurred On: Sep-1-1939
By: Fine_Just_Fine
Tags: tanks, world war 2, wehrmacht, war, panzers
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