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Blitzkrieg (German, “lightning war”), originally used to describe the sudden German mechanized warfare attacks on Poland and France in World War II, now applied to any rapid, forceful military advance, such as the 1944 sweep through France by the U.S. Army under Patton.

See also: World War II.

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