The German Army began to develop more aggressive tactics following WWII, one being the blitzkrieg or (lightning war). “After their defeat in 1918, German military intellectuals began reshaping the army” (Foley 6). These military strategists first developed blitzkrieg warfare. “Blitzkrieg seemed to be based around the pervasive use of new technology...namely the tank and the dive-bomber, to create a new and unique form of warfare” (Foley 4). Germany realized how effective artillery and tanks were in World War I, and aspired to use artillery against their enemies in future battles. Blitzkrieg was successful because it overwhelmed the opposition with firepower concentrated in small areas, and the rush of soldiers to keep enemies off balance and confused. The blitzkrieg utilized land and air artillery to break through the lines for troops to advance. This effective strategy shows the growth of German animosity towards their opponents after their harsh punishment after their surrender in WWI. Germany’s defeat in WWI changed the way its military strategists organized its warfare. As a result, Germany barraged the enemy mercilessly, and ruthlessly used this tactic throughout WWII.