[Ads-l] Further Antedatings of "Blitzkrieg"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 26 18:22:05 UTC 2015

I shouldn't have cancelled my subscription to British Newspaper Archive!  I felt it was pretty duplicative of the Gale database of British newspapers and that there are a lot of false hits in it, and I wanted to save some money on my personal database subscription costs.

Fred Shapiro

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Bonnie Taylor-Blake [b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: Further Antedatings of "Blitzkrieg"

Oops, make that 26 November 1937.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:31 PM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake
<b.taylorblake at gmail.com> wrote:

> There was a belief that an offensive could be carried out rapidly, and
> that an army which attacks strongly and with vigour is irresistible.
> This was the theory of the famous "Blitzkrieg" (lightning war) of
> which Herr Hitler spoke, and which seemed to be particularly the creed
> of the German General Staff.
> From I.E. Revesz, "Peace or War in Europe?; The Problem Studied from
> Eighteen Countries; An Improved Outlook," The Yorkshire Post (Leeds,
> England), 27 November 1937, p. 10; via British Newspaper Archive.

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