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Blitzkrieg

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0007
Blitzkrieg

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This chapter describes the role of broadcasting in Germany's blitzkrieg attack in Europe. Though there were regular radio messages that broadcast the move of German forces, they were not able to accurately predict the true target of the Germans. This is because Holland, Belgium, Sweden, and the Balkans were all equally possible objectives of Germany. In addition, attention to German plans on the Western Front was diverted by both the German and by the Italian radio.

Keywords: blitzkrieg; Germany; broadcasting; Holland; Belgium; Sweden; Balkans; German radio; Italian radio

Chapter.  9294 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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