India, May 19 -- In first leg of the Second World War, Germany made great victories in pretty much all of Europe in a very short span of time. The whole world was stunned by their speed. The Germans adopted a tactic of warfare called theBlitzkrieg, meaning "lightning war".

It was a method of launching an offensive which was designed to strike a sudden blow at an enemy using fast moving armed forces on the land coupled with air strikes (using the hugely feared Luftwaffe bombers), followed up by opening up of multiple battle fronts against the enemy - all in a quick succession.

As the war progressed and allies caught up to their tactics, German generals and army were out of original ideas and resources to even wage the war further, let al...