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blitzkrieg, which actually is a Russian invention (or at least pretty much - it's a but complicated)

Oh? According to De Gaulle, he invented blitzkrieg, which was adopted by the Germans... and not by the French. Specifically, the use of armoured divisions as a strike force with integrated air and infantry support.

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by eurogreen on Thu Apr 3rd, 2014 at 11:28:15 AM EST
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Well... de Gaulle would say that, wouldn't he? He was, after all, de Gaulle! ;)

Really, you can go back to JC Fuller as well and say that the British invented it, or you can ask "what is Blitzkrieg, really?" And you'll see that it is not at all that clear-cut, that the Germans themselves did not have a formalized Blitzkrieg doctrine, and that there actually were considerable differences between the Soviet Deep Battle, and what in practice became the German Blitzkrieg, and so on.

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by Starvid on Thu Apr 3rd, 2014 at 11:35:27 AM EST
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