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  BLITZ - Interactive Advertising Agency: Home
BLITZ is a full service interactive advertising agency that designs compelling brand experiences for some of the world's most demanding clients.
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www.blitzagency.com   (99 words)

  
  Blitz, The - MSN Encarta
Blitz, The, sustained German bombing campaign against London and other British cities during World War II, from September 1940 to mid-1941, in which over 43,000 British citizens lost their lives.
The Blitz was named after the German blitzkrieg strategy of mobile offensive warfare, though it was not a specific example of this.
Since the end of World War II the Blitz has been celebrated in popular British culture as an example of the courage and resilience of the British people, and of Londoners in particular, during a crucial period when the British Isles stood alone against the might of the German armed forces, the Wehrmacht.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781533768/Blitz_The.html   (813 words)

  
 Blitz++ Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Blitz++ is a C++ class library for scientific computing which provides performance on par with Fortran 77/90.
Blitz++ is distributed freely under an open source license, and contributions to the library are welcomed.
Blitz++ is free software and is distributed under the terms of either the GNU General Public License, or the Blitz artistic license -- your choice.
oonumerics.org /blitz   (95 words)

  
 “The Blitz”
In the worst single incident in the Blitz, 450 were killed when a bomb hit an air raid shelter at a school in West Ham.
The most infamous raid during the Blitz occurred on November 14, 1940, when 500 German bombers dropped 500 tons of explosives and nearly 900 incendiary bombs in ten hours of unrelenting bombardment on Coventry.
In the early stages of the Blitz, it took an average of 30,000 shells to shoot down one Luftwaffe plane.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/ww2/blitz.html   (386 words)

  
 The Blitz, 1940/1941.
Blitz was the sustained and intensive bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany during 1940—1941.
The Blitz inflicted around 43,000 deaths and destroyed over a million houses, but failed to achieve the Germans' strategic objectives of knocking Britain out of the war or rendering it unable to resist an invasion.
The Luftwaffe's losses mounted and, with the impending invasion of Russia requiring the movement of air power to the East, the Blitz was wound down in May 1941.
forums.canadiancontent.net /history/42898-blitz-1940-1941-a.html#post644024   (1764 words)

  
 The Blitz
During the Blitz some two million houses (60 per cent of these in London) were destroyed and 60,000 civilians were killed and 87,000 were seriously injured.
Although explosions could be heard in all directions and the scene was illuminated by the glow of the East End fires civil defence workers laboured fearlessly among the wreckage seeking the wounded, carrying them to safer places, and attending to their wounds before the ambulances arrived.
We who lived in London through the Blitz were constantly observing pathetic and heroic sights, and constantly experiencing some fresh excess of outrage; even the violently altered appearance of the city was a shock to the system.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWblitz.htm   (6951 words)

  
 ::The Blitz and World War Two::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Blitz is the title given to the German bombing campaign on British cities during World War Two.
The Blitz on British cities — night-time raids as opposed to daytime to enhance the fear factor — was Hitler’s attempt to destroy Britain’s morale.
The Blitz on Britain was called off in May 1941.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /blitz_and_world_war_two.htm   (1100 words)

  
 Blitz: The League Review for PlayStation 2 - Gaming Age
After the debacle known as NFL Blitz Pro, a game that took all the over-the-top greatness of the series and toned everything down to nothing more than just another football game, everyone thought that the Blitz series was done for.
Blitz the League brings back all the hard hitting, over the top, brutal action that fans loved from the get go, but now with no NFL license, the game has reached limits of brutality that no one thought possible of the series.
Blitz the League is not going to change anyone’s minds that were not fans of the previous versions, but fans of the series should eat this up.
www.gaming-age.com /cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=ps2&game=blitz_theleague   (994 words)

  
 The Blitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1944 during the "Little Blitz", aerial attacks resumed with the Germans using V1s and V2s.
During a raid on Thames Haven, on 24 August 1940, some nazi Bastardin' aircraft strayed over London and dropped bombs in the east and north-east of the city, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Islington, Tottenham and Finchley.
Liverpool Blitz Experience 24 hours in a city under fire in the Blitz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Blitz   (1567 words)

  
 Blitz++: What is Blitz++?
This is the goal of the Blitz++ project: to develop techniques which will enable C++ to rival -- and in some cases even exceed -- the speed of Fortran for numerical computing, while preserving an object-oriented interface.
Another goal of Blitz++ is to extend the conventional dense array model to incorporate new and useful features.
The Blitz++ library is able to parse and analyze array expressions at compile time, and performs loop transformations which have until now been the responsibility of optimizing compilers.
www.oonumerics.org /blitz/whatis.html   (498 words)

  
 The Blitz
The raids fell away during the early summer as Luftwaffe forces were withdrawn from the west in preparation for the invasion of the USSR.
The Blitz, the German air raids against London between Sept and Nov 1940, and against many other cities into 1941, was responsible for the death of an estimated 40,000 civilians.
Despite the damage and suffering caused by the Blitz, the desperate battle in the skies, and the isolation of Britain, Churchill was able to inspire a spirit of defiance and grim determination in the face of adversity.
homepage.eircom.net /~finnegam/war/blitz.htm   (3913 words)

  
 Blitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Blitz, the German word for lightning, and often used figuratively as in blitzschnell (as fast as lightning), may mean any of a number of things in English:
In English, blitz is also used as a verb, meaning to attack something rapidly, usually in a bathetic sense, as with 'nuke' or 'exterminate', i.e.
The term Blitz (literal translation: lightning) is used in the German language for "extraordinary": like "blitzschnell" for extraordinarily fast, "blitzsauber" for extraordinarily clean, "blitzgescheit" for extraordinarily smart.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blitz   (509 words)

  
 Blitz++ build and test guide - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
This page is a guide to building the Blitz++ scientific computing class library as part of GCC integration testing.
The Blitz++ 0.7 distribution, available via the Blitz++ download page at SourceForge, is a 2.0 MB file.
The Blitz++ distribution includes benchmarks, most of which have pieces in C++, Fortran 77, and Fortran 90.
gcc.gnu.org /testing/testing-blitz.html   (469 words)

  
 May Blitz: docks & city | Spirit of the Blitz
The bombing of Merseyside reached its peak in the seven-night blitz of 1-7 May 1941.
The May Blitz on Merseyside was one of the last series of big raids on Britain before the German invasion of Russia.
Although the docks and city centre were the main targets of the May Blitz, residential areas also suffered enormous damage.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk /maritime/exhibitions/blitz/may.asp   (411 words)

  
 Wikinfo | The Blitz
The Blitz, a popular English contraction of the German word Blitzkrieg, was the sustained and intensive bombing of Britain, particularly London, from September 7, 1940 through to May 1941 by the German Luftwaffe in World War II.
Although the Blitz is named after Blitzkrieg, it was not an example of "lightning war".
The Blitz was partially in revenge for a bombing raid the RAF carried out on Berlin, which was itself ordered because a German bomber had accidentally bombed on London.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=The_Blitz   (717 words)

  
 The London Blitz, 1940
This was the beginning of the Blitz - a period of intense bombing of London and other cities that continued until the following May. For the next consecutive 57 days, London was bombed either during the day or night.
The Blitz ended on May 11, 1941 when Hitler called off the raids in order to move his bombers east in preparation for Germany's invasion of Russia.
Johnson, David, The London Blitz : The City Ablaze, December 29, 1940 (1981); Pyle Ernie, Ernie Pyle in England (1941), Reprinted in Commager, Henry Steele, The Story of the Second World War (1945).
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /blitz.htm   (1128 words)

  
 Chicago Blitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Blitz always welcomes invites for appearances, charity events, and youth league support.
All events including the Blitz players or staff must be coordinated through our management team.
The Chicago Blitz has recently made a change of their management team along with a coaching staff renovation.
eteamz.active.com /ChicagoBlitz/index.cfm   (345 words)

  
 The Blitz | Spirit of the Blitz
The bombing was aimed mainly at the docks, railways and factories, but large areas were destroyed or damaged on both sides of the Mersey.
The heaviest raids were on the nights of 28 November, 20 and 21 December ('the Christmas Blitz').
The direct hit on the large underground shelter in Durning Road, Edge Hill, was the worst single incident in the Liverpool Blitz as regards loss of life.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk /maritime/exhibitions/blitz/blitz.asp   (846 words)

  
 THE BLITZ
Blitz Taken from the German word Bliztkreig ('lightning war'), this was the British name for the Luftwaffe's sustained night attacks against their cities from August 1940 to midway 1941.
The Luftwaffe's incredibly costly (most particularly in terms of seasoned pilots and crew) London "Blitz" is dated from September 7, l940 to May 16, l94l.
This week, the limelight moves to New York, where President George W. Bush prepares to address the UN General Assembly Thursday, September 12, the day after ceremonies marking the anniversary of the terrorist atrocities that struck New York and Washington.
greatdreams.com /blitz.htm   (4110 words)

  
 The Blitz Gym Franchises
Whether our client's goal is to get in shape, stay in shape, or just be healthier, The Blitz will help them reach their fitness goals by providing a private, enjoyable workout facility.
The Blitz offers a quality cross-training facility that combines strength training, boxing and martial arts techniques into a 20 minute circuit.
The Blitz will provide you with the tools you need to operate a 20 minute fitness center.
www.franchisegator.com /cgi-bin/profile.php?key=332&f_type=16   (473 words)

  
 The Blitz: London's Longest Night | PopMatters Television Review
The Blitz: London's Longest Night dramatizes the infamous 29 December firebombing of London.
Tactically, the blitz marked a shift against civilian targets, but it was also characteristic of Nazi efficacy: quick and overwhelming.
At 360 feet tall and nearly the length of an aircraft carrier, the church dominates the skyline, and The Blitz, it stands amid a blazing inferno.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/b/blitz-londons-longest-night-dvd.shtml   (1046 words)

  
 Dartmouth: The Blitz-dependent Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Blitz Questionnaire being referred to in this project was conducted not to produce hard statistical evidence by to generate a sufficient number of data points to provide me with evidence of general trends.
Since "blitz" is such a fundamental concept at Dartmouth, it can't help but invade all aspects of our spoken language unless we consciously work against it.
Words derived from "blitz" are restricted to use at Dartmouth and with Dartmouth people for immediate understanding by the listener.
green.seagull.net /dryad/english/dartmouth.html   (2081 words)

  
 Blitzkrieg Wargaming Club
If you desire to be part of our wargaming community here at what we affectionately call "The Blitz", you are welcome to try your skills against others with similar interests.
Since February 1999, we've gathered from all corners of the planet to this oasis called "The Blitz" to utilize our computers and the software loaded on them to wargame with others, discuss historic battles, and test our mettle against others through the internet.
My e-mail is divalasvegas@cox.net if someone wants to write me. No memorial is set yet, but we are planning one, and would love some gamer anecdotes to include in the program.
www.theblitz.org   (1117 words)

  
 The Blitz (Big Bang Comics)
His counterpart, on a parallel Earth, is also called The Blitz and wears a yellow-and-green costume, and is (presumably) an homage to Jay Garrick, as his adventures take place in the 1940s with the Knights of Justice, while the RTA has its adventures in the 1960s and afterwards.
The RTA Blitz has a kid sidekick, Cyclone (honouring Wally West), a member of The Whiz Kids (Teen Titans), who later takes over for his retired mentor, but is killed in action sometime in the 90s.
The Golden-Age Blitz bio is essentially the same, but the Cyclone/Overdrive bio is a bit different.
www.hyperborea.org /flash/bigbang.html   (525 words)

  
 The Rules of Dutch Blitz
Post Piles: Groups of cards placed to the left of both the Blitz and Wood piles in DESCENDING sequence For each player, the Post Piles serve as a "trading" or replacement area during the game.
Blitz Pile: This pile of 10 cards is the most important pile of cards to each player since it is the key towards "Blitzing" the other players when all cards have been used up.
Since the prime object of the game is to use up the Blitz Pile, it is to a player's advantage to give preference to playing cards from the Blitz Pile rather than to make plays from the Post Piles or Wood Piles.
www.dutchblitz.com /rules_of_dutch_blitz.htm   (1609 words)

  
 The Blitz for Kids
During the Blitz some two million houses (60 per cent of these in London) were destroyed and 32,000 civilians were killed and 87,000 were seriously injured.
The Blitz ended in mid-May 1941, when much of the German air force was sent east to prepare for the invasion of Russia.
On the afternoon of the 7th September 1940, the air raid sirens sounded over London as the first German bombers arrived to drop their bombs on London.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /Homework/war/blitz.htm   (400 words)

  
 The Blitz on London world war 2
It was a further nine months of constant bombing before Londoners were able to enjoy a full night's sleep, free from the constant wailing of the air raid sirens and the horrific sound of bombs falling around them that followed.
The blitz on London and the Southern counties continued for 57 consecutive nights.
Not only to destroy business and commercial targets essential to the economic survival of the country, but also to demoralise the ordinary man in street in an effort to make Britain surrender.
www.worldwar2exraf.co.uk /OnlineMuseum/MuseumDocs/Theblitz3.html   (551 words)

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