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New Quick poll: blitzkrieg
What comes to mind when you hear the word "blitzkrieg", as related to World War II?
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New Re: Quick poll: blitzkrieg
Fast moving Motorcycles, Light Tanks, Half-track rolling along in a big cloud of dust, through towns that don't matter to get to ones that do.
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New Stukas.
New Stukas and Poland
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New Re: Quick poll: blitzkrieg
The definition of the word is what pops in my mind immediately. "Lightning war". Then, thinking about the fast invasion and conquest of Belgium, etc., then around the Maginot Line into France.

I think of the totality of the attack. FWIW.

Cheers,
Scott.
New Fast moving, destroy not hold
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New Update to the question:
Is there a particular event during the war that "the blitzkrieg" brings to mind?
Regards,
-scott
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New "The blitzkrieg" = Poland ... "The blitz" = London
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Expand Edited by drook Dec. 31, 2012, 12:25:51 PM EST
New same here
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New France overrun.
New Usurping of the..
Maginot Line.

Poland and Belgium being over run.
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New Maybe the earliest events that qualified: Spain
Guernica--for those who adsorb 'politics' via artistic depiction aka pics not words.

Thus depicted Picasso: the joint-German/Italian bombing of a village in 1937--proving ground for events following Sept. 1939.

But generally I share--as icon--the 'motorized cavalry' sturm und drang as cited by others.
ie ground action not unlike a day at a NASCAR event/with guns?

Vroom Vroom ... Aieeeeee! ... [bleed] [suffer] ... [die] [make movie] [get rich, so:Make more, glorifying this shit]
New Not for me.
I just associate it with Nazi Germany at war: aerial bombardments from them on London and from the Brits over Germany.

Wade.
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New Reason for the question:
My wife is asserting that everyone knows that "the blitzkrieg" was Germany bombing London, not tanks and infantry.

So I did a poll, here and on G+. Overwhelmingly it appears that "everyone" considers the blitzkrieg to be tanks and infantry in Poland and/or France.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New British perspective
The bombing of London (and Coventry, and Birmingham, and Liverpool, and Bristol, and so on) is very definitely and specifically "The Blitz", and never "The Blitzkrieg".
New Bing!
Oh, *that* just caused some fireworks, since she had just said to me that "well, I'm sure that's not what someone from *England* would say..." ;-)

*boom*
Regards,
-scott
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New rofl!
New Check...
Although from the Continental perspective, it was more like "Huh? What just happened???"
New Stukas first. Then tanks + infantry.
New Re: Quick poll: blitzkrieg
Dick Butkus?

(Oh, that's right...he was too young. Then I got nothing...)


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Sorry, I thought we were doing word association here.
     Quick poll: blitzkrieg - (malraux) - (20)
         Re: Quick poll: blitzkrieg - (folkert)
         Stukas. -NT - (mmoffitt) - (1)
             Stukas and Poland -NT - (boxley)
         Re: Quick poll: blitzkrieg - (Another Scott)
         Fast moving, destroy not hold -NT - (drook)
         Update to the question: - (malraux) - (6)
             "The blitzkrieg" = Poland ... "The blitz" = London -NT - (drook) - (1)
                 same here -NT - (boxley)
             France overrun. -NT - (mmoffitt)
             Usurping of the.. - (folkert)
             Maybe the earliest events that qualified: Spain - (Ashton)
             Not for me. - (static)
         Reason for the question: - (malraux) - (5)
             British perspective - (pwhysall) - (3)
                 Bing! - (malraux) - (1)
                     rofl! -NT - (Another Scott)
                 Check... - (scoenye)
             Stukas first. Then tanks + infantry. -NT - (mmoffitt)
         Re: Quick poll: blitzkrieg - (jb4) - (1)
             Jerry Sandusky - (crazy)

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