|May 15th, 1940|
"Blitzkrieg" has become the most common term to describe German tactics in the beginning of World War 2, even though the Germans themselves never used it. One of the most famous examples of the lightning advances and combined arms warfare that characterized this stage of the war were the exploits of Rommel's 7th Panzer-Division, called the "Ghost" division due to its habit of turning up in unexpected places. At one point not even the German high command knew Rommel's whereabouts. On the 15th of May, near the town of Flavion, the Ghost division faced heavy French tanks from 1re DCR. Even though their own armor was inferior to the enemy Char B1bis, cooperation between the different arms and better communications won the day for the Germans.