Lesson 11 WWII, The US Navy in North Africa, the Med, and th

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Unformatted text preview: Sea Power and Maritime Affairs Lesson 11: World War II: The US Navy in North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic, 1941-1945 Learning Objectives • Comprehend the internal political situation in the U.S. during the period before December 7, 1941 relative to American involvement in overseas problems. • Know that Germany was the greatest threat to European and North American security. • Know U.S. attempts to remain neutral prior to 1941. • Comprehend the absolute priority given to keeping the sea lanes to Britain open. • Know the relationship between Roosevelt and Churchill in the establishment of the United Nations and the broad concepts of Allied strategy. Learning Objectives (cont) • Comprehend the confrontation between German U-boat strategy versus Allied convoy Antisubmarine (ASW) strategy in the Atlantic • Know German surface raider effectiveness • Comprehend the differences between British “War of Attrition” versus American plans for a direct confrontation with Germany • Comprehend how Allied amphibious landings assisted in ending the war in Europe Germany’s Invasion of Europe • Sept 1939, Germany invades Poland. England and France declare war on Germany • 1939-1940 brings inconclusive results on the western front • Britain moves to blockade Germany • Germany begins commerce raiding with U-boats and surface raiders 1 Sep 1939: Germany Invades Poland Germany’s Invasion of Europe...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course GOV 365L taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Lesson 11 WWII, The US Navy in North Africa, the Med, and...

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