James A. Chisem

Freelance Writer 

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The Blitzkrieg Myth

The controversial British strategist Basil Liddell Hart once observed that “the real story of any great event is apt to be very different to what appears at the time…the truth sometimes leaks out later; sometimes never.”[1] Although such an insight may seem obvious, or even banal, it is a useful starting point for any discussion concerning the German Blitzkrieg campaigns of the Second World War. In the summer of 1941, the Third Reich cast its shadow from Smolensk in the Soviet Union to the Fran
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