I know the meaning of these sentences :

* Blitz - Any fast attack.
* Blitzkrieg - Any fast attack in the war field to achieve quick victory. (From Webster)

Context : "Sehwag's BLITZKRIEG saw the host race to122/2..."

* Why use the latter word when the former is the correct one? (Is it due to fact that second sound's better?)
* Can the latter word be used in other contexts besides in war?

"Blitz" means "lightning" in German. So anything that's blitz-something means it's very fast.
A blitzkrieg (Krieg = war in German) is a very sudden and fast (victorious) war.
I think you need a noun after "blitz", can't use it alone.
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You can also use 'blitz' as a verb:

1. I blitzed my intray this morning = I cleared my intray in a swift and vigorous fashion.

There's an old song, 'Ballroom Blitz', which recounts vigorous activity on the dance floor.


Blitzkrieg, noun, Germany, offensive operation making maximum use of firepower, manoeuvre warefare, and allarms cooperation: the enemy favour blitzkrieg tactics.
(Dic.of MILITARY TERMS second edition)
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Actually, I'd agree with Pieanne here: 'Blitzkrieg' is as the military dictionary says, in meaning; but it derives from 'lightning + war'.

In English, it became a familiar term in the late 30s.


Edit: a note on the Ramones in today's paper reminded me that they also had a song with a Blitzkrieg connection: 'Blitzkrieg Bop'.

Is there a third, I wonder.