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Blitz

The Blitz or Blitzkreig (‘lightning war’ in German) was a German tactical strategy to use rapid, overwhelming force of combined land and air assault to break through defensive lines. This was used effectively in France in May 1940. The German aerial bombing campaign against Britain during the Second World War, particularly during 1940 and 1941, was also known as the Blitz. Major cities and industrial hubs were targeted.