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Lightning War. A term used by the Nazis to describe a military strategy that aimed to inflict a total defeat upon an enemy through a “lightning” offensive. This was achieved by speed, firepower, and mobility. General Heinz Guderian’s book Achtung! Panzer! (1933) articulated the strategy that aimed to avoid the protracted, costly, and indecisive trench warfare of 1914–1918.