Grey Wolves Part 2: Nowhere to Hide
Hitler was the proof that Germans did not understand the sea. Fortunately for him, his submariners did, and he had good reason to hand out awards to his U-Boat commanders. They had been preparing for war against England following the anglo german naval agreement of 1935. When war broke out, only 57 U-Boats were available. He persuaded engineers that more boats were urgently required.
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- Ch 354Naval Warfare in World War IIMussolini calls the Mediterranean 'mare nostrum', or 'our sea', and seeks to exploit it. British and Greek military forces, however, defeat the Italians, forcing the Germans to send the Afrika Korps. But it is the sea battles to control the Mediterranean that is the crux.The Battle of YpresA documentary detailing the four battles fought during WWI for the control of the Belgian town of Ypres.