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The Change in Military Strategy with the Tank

Guderian is already famous in Germany before the war through his writings on tank warfare. It is remarkable that what he wrote passed the Nazi censors, since it revealed much of their future war strategy. The basic problem that Guderian faces is that war had become static in the trenches of World War I. The French and British use tanks towards the end of that war and are able to advance again. The tank sufficiently protects soldiers to be able to advance over obstacles and in the line of fire. Of course, tanks can be destroyed by anti-tank shells and other means, but at least the offensive has the chance to bring their heavy guns and machine guns against the enemy. The effect of tanks can be reinforced by working with dive-bomber aircraft.

Guderian draws the conclusion that tanks should lead...

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