02-26-2007

- Battle of the Atlantic-Us couldn't get group troops in until 1944 and the invasion of Sicily Instead a lot of air power Not to mention the lend

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Battle of the Atlantic -Us couldn’t get group troops in until 1944 and the invasion of Sicily. Instead a lot of air power. Not to mention the lend lease act. What was the Battle of the Atlantic? The attempt to keep the sea lanes open to Britain and the Soviet What was at stake? Keeping the British and Soviets in the war. Germans were killing sailors and sinking supply ships to Britain and the Soviets. Attempted a blockade. War of Attrition Victory was the highest priority. (read Churchill’s memoirs) Most of losses came in the form of our submarines. Non sub losses Accidents- ships would go aground or bump into one another. Aircraft, mines, surface ships- took a few out. E-Boats Surface raiders Submarine background Revolution- Da vinci conceived one but never built one. One in the revolution and one in the civil war on the side of the Rebels The Holland Boat: John Phillip Holland Built the first submarine. From Ireland. He wanted to use it as a terror weapon against the British. British had a two power Navy (could take on any two naval powers at once) Irish used the idea as a scare tactic. He built it and it was the prototype until ww2 Universal Demand- seen as new technology (lots of interest) Poor man’s navy- didn’t cost as much to build one World War I- germans tried to starve the Brits out, subs tried out by Germans and the Lusitania, Depth charging- bomb dropped into the sea with a device that makes it go off at a certain depth. World War II convoy: Max Horton (crucial to the british survival) Sea going phalanx- huge block of ships in one convoy (up to 90) surrounded by defensive ships, like shepards Defensive Ships Central Control- Controlled in England. German Wolfpacks: Karl Doenitz (attempt to use organization against organization)
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COMM 082 taught by Professor Dempsey during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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- Battle of the Atlantic-Us couldn't get group troops in until 1944 and the invasion of Sicily Instead a lot of air power Not to mention the lend

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