Blitz noun german: Atmospheric discharge of electricity - Lightning
Blitz noun: Name given to the relentless hammering of British cities by the Luftwaffe during WW2. The blitz spirit was best summed up by a cheerfulness and camaraderie (albeit a bit strained) of Londoner to Londoner when they would rather be ignoring each other.
Blitz(kreig) noun: Lightning war. German armoured doctrine where the French get a mega shoeing at high speed. Although to be fair the Brits took quite a pasting and had to beat a hasty retreat via Dunkirk. Which gives us the 'spirit of Dunkirk' whereby we make do and muddle through in times of national emergency. And let's face it the boxheads almost overran Leningrad and Moscow is very short order using the same tactics.
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