It’s a strategy used in the military that started in WW2 created by the Germans. It translates to “lightning war.”
When they would attack they would do it all at once, overwhelming their enemies making them think it would continue like that. Out of fear, their enemies would surrender or flee.
Blitzkrieg Unknown Origin
Blitzkrieg worked very well with the outcome at the end of a battle. It was almost a guarantee for Germany to win. It saved them many soldiers, artillery and time.
Luck and Experience
German used the tactic on Poland in 1939, since it was such a success they did the same with France, the Netherlands and Belgium. It was very popular that it U.S General George Patton for his army.
The word Blitzkrieg has never been found in German military books or has ever been widely known through German general tactics. It’s believed the word Blitzkrieg is from another foreign source. The first it time it was seen was from an article in english by TIME, in September 25, 1939.
Germany’s military success in the beginning of WW2 were not because of luck and their tactics weren’t logical when it came to economic or military challenges they faced as they were not going to accept defeat. Blitzkrieg was made from experiences they acquired from battles before.