War_in_the_Atlantic

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War in the Atlantic
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Learning Objectives Internal political situation in U.S. before 7 Dec 1941 wrt involvement overseas German threat to European and U.S security U.S attempts to remain neutral prior to 1941 Priority given to keeping UK sea lanes open Relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt in establishment of UN and broad concepts of allied strategy
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Learning Objectives cont. Compare and contrast German U-boat strategy vs. Allied convoy ASW strategy Effectiveness of German surface raiders Difference between British “war of attrition” vs American plan for direct action Understand how allied amphibious operations assisted in ending the war in Europe
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Declaration of War 01 September 1939 - Hitler invades Poland Britain and France declare war on Germany Battles on Western Front are inconclusive Germany begins commerce raiding
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Invasion of Norway 08 April, 1940 Germans invade to prevent England from mining and tightening blockade Within 2 days all ports secured
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