- Mar 2019
Yeah, because in WW2, Germany didn't defeat anybody (cough France). The Germany army in WW2 man-for-man outperformed any other army in terms of kill ratios. I also feel a bit of that post-war hindsight shining through, "x won and beat y, therefore x > y in a vaccum."
The one thing the French didn't have was time. Time to figure out how to combat these new German tactics. Even the US the first time they fought head to head with the Germans got their butt handed to them. Once people had time to understand what the Germans were doing and how they were doing it, the inherent weaknesses that were the German army became more obvious