Allied Military Generals In World War II were on Average Worse than their German Counter Parts
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The Germans revolutionized Warfare with the creation of Blitzkrieg which according to Erwin Rommel is The art of concentrating strength at one point forcing a break through, rolling up to secure flanks then striking lighting quick into the enemy's rear. This allowed the Germans to force the capitulation of Poland in only 30 days and demonstrated to the world the power of Blitzkrieg warfare
2.The western front 1940 the Germans in their campaign against the British and French in France achieved nothing short of the most unexpected and decisive victory in Modern warfare to date. Germany in a mere 6 weeks. They accomplished this through the brilliant diversion accomplished by the Germans pretending to invade France through Belgium and Denmark when their really strike was coming through the Ardenes in southern Belgium. This allowed Germany to completely encircle the British French forces in Northern France and quickly cut off their lines of retreat. By doing This the allied powers were forced to realize that they had been surrounded by a fast moving and ruthlessly effective fighting force that employed the doctrine of lightning warfare to negate the enemy's advantage in number by concentrating their thrust in isolated regions to allow complete numerical superiority. The French and British in comparison still practiced the antiquated WWI tactics that required far to much preparation, was not reactive to the modern battle field, and failed to concentrated armored divisions to allow local superiority in numbers. The air forces of the Allies was also outdated the times with only which had only 68 modern fighter planes i comparison to the 520 German Bef 109's. Germany also exercised novel tactics such as the use of Dive Bombers, parachutist infantry, mechanized infantry, self propelled guns and many other modern machinery to allow complete domination of the Allied powers
2.Africa in my opinion had the second best general of world war 2 nearly defeat a force superior in every way except for leadership. This force twas the Africa Corps under Erwin Rommel who through bluffs, brilliance, and lightning warfare managed to with 1 division almost eject the allied forces from Africa. Rommel first story of success were with 2 battalions he managed to drive back 1 division of German forces with a audacious attack in Via Balbia Libya that flanked the British forces and forced them to retreat. However due to Rommel's use of dummy tanks made the British believed that Rommel was stronger than he truly was and caused the British to be routed and retreat out of Libya. Thus Rommel had routed a division with a force that was vastly inferior in ever way. When Rommel's full division finally reached Africa he used this under strength division to its fullest potential by engaging the numerically superior British with immensely powerful anti tank guns with a follow up by fast German tanks. These tactics brought Rommel all the way to Egypt were he was finally forced to retreat by the battle of El Aliemain (misspelled) were Rommel still won many victories including the battle of Kasserine Pass and near victory in holding the Devils garden against Bernard Montgomery.
In your section I encourage you to use counter examples and argue the points I have made
In my next section I will explain German tactical brilliance in the eastern front and Italy and their ability to fight defensively in the late western front
All of this information comes from the book "How Hitler Could Have Won World War II"
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