WWII Essay atlantic'

WWII Essay atlantic' - Robert Kelleher Sivils WWI I B3...

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Robert Kelleher Sivils WWII B3 12/9/10 WWII Essay Battle of the Atlantic From the day that the war started in 1939 until the end of the war, the Atlantic Ocean was a major theater of the war; before anything could be done to take back the lands which the Germans occupied, the Allies had to break through the U-Boat “blockade” and get Britain the supplies it needed to hold out and win the war. How much supplies did Britain need? Churchill reported to Parliament in 1940 that 20 ships with 120,000 tons of food and fuel oil had to dock every day in order for Britain to hold out and win the war. This was a huge number with the lack of success that they were having in getting merchant ships that supplied England across the Atlantic successfully. In the early years of the war, the Axis power Germany held full power of the Atlantic Ocean. The U-Boats of Nazi Germany were dominant, and proved it multiple hundreds of times at least throughout the war, against any opponent that was unfortunate enough to be thrown against the German U-
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2011 for the course HIST. 2017 taught by Professor Woods during the Winter '10 term at Houston Baptist.

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