(Editor’s note: here’s the third installment of Chris Ketcherside’s article on the Battle of Midway!)
(Editor’s note: I apologize for the delay in posting. The UWC Online (University of Wisconsin Colleges Online) has been keeping me on my toes with work. I love it! The third and final part of this post will be up tonight or tomorrow!)
(Editor’s note: another wonderful article on military history by Chris Ketcherside. Apparently he is rather enjoying his role as resident military historian…! Check in tomorrow for the next installment!)
(Editor’s note: This is the final part of Chris Ketcherside’s series on myths relating to World War II. Thanks again for reading!!)
6) Blitzkrieg = planes and tanks
This is not so much a myth as it is a general perception, stemming from what German tactics appeared at the time, the principle weapons they used, and, simply the term “blitzkrieg” which of course is German for “lightning war.”
(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about popular misconceptions about World War II,written by a reenacting friend. The final post will be put up tomorrow. Enjoy!)
3) The Allies won primarily through material and industrial power
It’s likely I’ve dispelled this conception in the discussions above, but it is often a separate and distinct discussion.
(Editor’s note: This is another submission from Chris Ketcherside, the author of the previous post on “Why Learn History?” This time, Chris has focused on debunking misconceptions of World War II. I’m splitting his post into three posts spanning the next three days so check back for its continuation!)
Originally, I wanted to call this entry “Myths of WWII” but that sounded too much like something the History Channel would air, so then I thought I’d call it “Mythconceptions”, but that sounded pretty stupid, so hopefully the title got enough attention to get you this far.