Saturday, March 18, 2017
Still further with extracts and my commentary WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES
COMPLETE WORLD WAR II
The Coverage of the Entire Conflict"
Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
"OUR ARMY TRAINS FOR NEW WARFARE"
"Military Experts Say Germans Have Made First Change in Basic Methods Since Crecy"
4 May 1941
By Charles Hurd
"WASHINGTON, May 3 - - Behind the drilling and marching of the new American Army and the record production of war material, military experts in this country are shaping a force based on the conviction that the German staff has invented the third basic change in military science to occur since masses of men waded into each other armed with clubs, swords and spears."
THOSE CHANGES INSTITUTING WHAT IS GENERALLY REFERRED TO AS THIRD GENERATION WARFARE, THE ELEMENTS OF WHICH TO INCLUDE:
* Massed formations of armor [tanks].
* Massed formations of close-air-support ground-attack warplanes. [i.e. Stuka]
* Massed formations of armor and ground-attack warplanes acting in concert.