Was to replace consecutive with simultaneous operations Initial attack would

Was to replace consecutive with simultaneous

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Was to replace consecutive with simultaneous operations Initial attack would launch heavy armor straight through the enemy forward positions to strike artillery and HQ units Second armored element would attack the bypassed strongpoints Third element comprising infantry units and support tanks dealt with the enemy front line Defensive variant of deep battle involved many laws of defensive position with heavy emphasis on antitank guns - Infantry and cav received organic tank battalions and regiment - Integrating not merely corps and armies but a new level of command the front Road to war - WWII happened because hitters goals acquisition of lebensraum destruction of Europe Jews and absorption of Austria and destruction of eastern Europe - Moving a mere three battalions into the depillared zone on 7 march 1936 Hitler achieved strategic gains for Germany - The government deliberately ignored the available Intel - Appeasement played to hitters strengths - Spanish civil war as a testing ground for fascist weapons and method - French, British, and American officer returned from the war zone generally reassured of the validity of their own national practice - German solders marched into Austria in march 1938 to proclaim itself as hitters first victim - 193 to allow Czech peacefully to cede the Sudetenland to Germany - Hitler seized the rest of Czech in march 1939 - Russo German pact od 23 au 1939 gave Stalin half of Poland - Russo German pact also reassured the German gorals - German war planning against Poland reflected the aim of destroying the polish state quickly as to prevent western intervention - Destroying the polish army as close to the frontier as possible, the German plan called for the rapid seizure of Warsaw 64
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- Plan d of 1933 and its 1935 revision assumed that France would hold along hot Maginot line while advancing rapidly into Belgium join the Belgian army in stopping a German attack - Belgium declared neutrality and fence introduced the dial plan an advance only as far as a line running from Namur in the east along the dial river to Antwerp - 12 march 1940 gamelan added to plan D an option called the bread variant - Britain major concern bar German air and naval forces from the channel coast - Frist the economic and social plan inflicted by the phone war - Aroused doubts about the long war strategy - 65
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Chapter 46: British, America, and Japan in the Interwar Period NOUN VERB Key Terms and Concepts: B. H. Liddell Hart o British theorists J. F. C. Fuller and B. H. Liddell Hart were exploited in Germany and the Soviet Union while British soldiers devoted themselves to polo and pig sticking. o Fuller and Liddell Hart proposed countering mass with mobility. Instead of seeking to destroy armies, small, mechanized forces could paralyze them by rapid penetrations into rear-area command posts, supply depots, and lines of communications.
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