I deleted this initial post and changed the name to Operational Arts. Operational arts can include Land, air and sea. It is the use of military forces to achieve strategic goals through design, organization, integration and conduct of strategies, campaigns, major operations and battles. It is a new. Before its introduction you had Grand Strategy, Strategy and Tactics. Militaries have now introduced this four element. Feel free to start us off.
Last Edit: Feb 7, 2019 21:44:43 GMT -5 by oldpop2000
This thread was centered on the Battle of France 1940 and it has been changed to widen its view. But to be fair, here are some of my sources that I have used over many years of studying this and other combine arms or as it has been called Blitzkrieg.
The Blitzkrieg legend by Karl-Heinz Friezer
Blitzkrieg by Len Deighton
Panzer Leader by Heinz Guderian - Guderian has always been given credit for initiated the study and adoption of armored warfare prior to World War 2
Panzer Tactics - This book is a study of armored warfare tactics as developed and executed by the German Army. It is written by a former post-war German officer of the tank corps
To Lose a Battle France 1940 - This book develops the reasons between 1919-1940 for the French defeat by explaining in detail the political, economic and social unrest in France and the subsequent deterioration of its military. This led directly to the defeat in France 1940. I want to point out that hardware or technology is useless if the doctrine and tactics of a nation are not maintained, this is what happened to the French.
I have many other about Rommel, details about German armored vehicles etc.
Last Edit: Feb 9, 2019 12:07:02 GMT -5 by oldpop2000