Sitzkrieg


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Sitzkrieg

“phony war”; lull between Polish conquest and invasion of France. [Eur. Hist.: Hitler, 815–819]
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Now the order of the film would tend to imply that the illegalisms practiced by the aristocracy (most obviously, adultery) amount to a waste of time when the nation would better be readying itself against armed, trigger-happy enemies stationed near the border of Alsace-Lorraine; that the week spent at the chateau is tantamount to the French Sitzkrieg at the moment when Nazi Germany was about to launch its Blitzkrieg.
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which entered into force in February 2010, is a possible bridge between the sitzkrieg era of nuclear superpower arms control and the more demanding requirements of the early 21st century.
Before the Germans ended der Sitzkrieg (the Phoney War) and launched their Blitzkrieg assault into Western Europe in May 1940, Searle's regiment had the honour of mounting the King's Guard at Buckingham Palace.
From the vantage point of that strange Sitzkrieg of an isolationist United States redoubled in the heartland of Cincinnati, he could jettison the pretense of the Hemingway hero, too--in fact, he replaces him with an antihero who anticipates Billy Pilgrim and Yossarian.