For most of World War II, 1939-45, Germany’s armored forces or
Panzerwaffe ruled the battlefields of Europe through superior
tactics, training, and will power. Their primary function was to
break through enemy lines along a narrow front “hitting with fist
and not feeling with the fingers,” encircle the enemy, cutting him
off, and setting up their subsequent annihilation by regular
infantry and artillery units. Speed and shock were the... more...