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Blitzkrieg

 

a theory of the conduct of war, developed by German militarists, to win complete victory over the enemy in as short a time as possible, measurable in days or months. The expectations of the German General Staff for the success of a blitzkrieg in World War I (1914–18) and World War II (1939–45) were not realized.

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Meanwhile the Belgian army was disintegrating, its bravery no match for Blitzkreig, while Holland was devastated from the air, 800 dying when Rotterdam was blitzed.
Smith's 20-horse operation was up against the power firms of Godolphin and Coolmore, but Seb Sanders got a great run up the rails on Blitzkreig in the Autumn Stakes, a race which had seen earlier success for the likes of Nashwan and Nayef.
It comes in three CD variations which provide a choice of live support - Blitzkreig and The Prince, The Small Hours and Killing Time or Last Caress / Green Hell, all recorded in New York last year.
From the off, the sound team had added cartoon noises to falling acorns to make them into Mother Nature's doodlebugs, launched as part of some sort of forest blitzkreig.
His next assignment, the Victor Chandler Chase, represented by far the toughest assignment of his new career, as he faced fully fledged, more experienced chasers of the calibre of Josh Gifford's Deep Sensation, Martin Pipe's Cyphrate and the Edward O'Grady-trained Blitzkreig.
They are planning a slash-and-burn blitzkreig based on the Thatcherite principle that public services are for those on society's margins rather than central to our nation.
45am, 70 years ago today, Hitler's tanks swept across the Polish border, bringing a new form of warfare to the world, a new word to the language - Blitzkreig, lightning war.
Former jockey Vince Smith enjoyed a red-letter day in his new training career as Blitzkreig gave him a first Pattern-race success in the skybet.
Ian Summers, Aberdeen, said: "When the Germans scored, I was expecting the usual blitzkreig but it was as if they were happy to settle for a 1-0 win.
BLITZKREIG Rangers bombed out Dundee 7-1 in double quick time last night at Dens Park.
She touched off a blitzkreig of media attention the previous year with her decision to come out as a lesbian, in character and in real life.
TIGER WOODS, 21, golfer: He hit the golfing world like a blitzkreig, sending the game's popularity soaring.