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  • The Condor Legion : Hitler Honed The Blitzkrieg In The Spanish Civil War

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    where he assumed command of Spanish Foreign Legion and Moroccan troops loyal to the rightists. Franco, who ultimately became Nationalist chief of state, asked German assistance in transporting these troops to Spain. Hitler obliged him by offering 20 Junkers Ju-52 transport aircraft and six obsolete fighter escorts. With this force, Franco airlifted his 25,000 man African force to Spain, where they fought effectively throughout the war. Air Combat Begins At the insistence of the Nationalists, Spanish pilots

  • Dive Bombers : Carrier Based

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    bereft of the size necessary for traditional level bombing. Indeed, while the Ju 87 did engage in anti-shipping activities in the North Sea, it made its name in the land battles of the European Theatre. During the initial Blitzkrieg as Germany first stormed east into Poland and then West all the way through France, the Stuka was a terrifying weapon of war. Missions of interdiction and close-air-support alike fell to the Ju 87, and the equipping of armored vehicles with Stuka radios enabled on-call air

  • Guernica's History Essay

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    prove their accuracy. For example, they succeeded in dropping provisions squarely into the courtyard of the besieged Nationalist city of Alcazar. For the Guernica mission the Condor Legion was equipped with airplanes consisting of three German types, Junkers and Heinkel bombers and Heinkel fighters which were loaded with 3,ooo pounds of bombs weighing up to 550 pounds each along with more than 3,ooo two-pounder aluminum incendiary projectiles (Fisch 1983). From 4:30 to 7:45 in the evening the squadron

  • The Carnage of World War I

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    The carnage of world war one was the result of the clash between new technologies, but old strategies. Blitzkrieg warfare would be the first form of modern military tactics for it fully utilizes the technological advancements of that time. The term “Blitzkrieg” was not invented by the Germans, but by an English magazine that described the invasion of Poland (Showalter). While many accredit the invention of Blitzkrieg warfare to Heinz Guderian, Germany's Chief of Mobile Troops during WWII, it was

  • Battle of Britain

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    The Luftwaffe Needs Lessons from the Brits: An Investigation of Hitler’s Defeat at the Battle of Britain By: Jake Pilla Global History II 11-28-07 In 1940, German planes flew over Britain in an attempt to take over the country and tear apart the enemy’s alliance. Britain was surprised by this attack, but countered by shooting down at least twenty planes of the Luftwaffe, the Nazi air force, during the initial attack. Hitler sent waves of planes into Britain every day, trying to lower

  • germany's invasion of poland

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    The Invasion of Poland (1939): • Germany had lost land to Poland under the Treaty of Versailles. • Many German-speaking people lived in areas that were now part of Poland. • Germany viewed Poles as subhuman and wanted their land for lebensraum. • The Nazi-Soviet Pact ensured Russia would not stop Germany’s invasion of Poland. • Hitler thought Britain and France would not keep their promise to defend Poland. • On 1 September 1939 Hitler ordered the German army to invaded Poland. • Britain