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To Colombo and Beyond

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter describes the formation of the ‘Trident’ Conference and the ‘Quadrant’ Conference. It discusses the British alternatives to ‘Anakim’, the famine in Bengal, the ... More


Schnellboote, Strategy, and the Defense of Festung Europa, 1943–1944

G. H. Bennett

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by G.H. Bennett argues that in the historiography of D-Day there has been a failure to analyze and understand the inability of German coastal forces to contest the invasion more ... More


Machine against Machine

Jack Copeland

in Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192840554
eISBN:
9780191917936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192840554.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

As explained in the preceding chapter, Tutte invented a way of finding the settings of the Tunny’s chi-wheels, but the rub was that his method seemed ... More


The Enigma machine

Joel Greenberg

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0018
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Shortly after the end of the First World War, the German Navy learned that its encrypted communications had been read throughout the hostilities by both ... More


To End a Conflict: October 1916—January 1917

Justus D. Doenecke

in Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Frustrated by failure to achieve a breakthrough on the western front and facing a crisis in domestic morale, Germany increasingly placed its hopes on U-boat warfare. In December 1916, it began ... More


The Northern Bombing Group

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034881
eISBN:
9780813038841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

The Northern Bombing Group, a unit established to destroy German submarine facilities at Bruges-Ostend-Zeebrugge through aerial assault, became the largest naval aviation initiative of World War I. ... More


Eastward Bound

DAVID R. WOODWARD

in Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123837
eISBN:
9780813134963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the deployment of British soldiers to the Middle East during World War 1. The British soldiers began their voyage to Egypt with drills to deal with the German U-boat threat. ... More


The German Blockade of the Caribbean in 1942 and Its Effects in Puerto Rico

Ligia T. Domenech

in Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628461640
eISBN:
9781626745674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Ligia T. Domenech explores another military aspect in depth: the submarine war. The author, who has researched widely on this topic, explains how the German offensive in the Caribbean disrupted ... More


The Atlantic War, 1939–1945: The Case for a New Paradigm

Marc Milner

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Marc Milner challenges the popular perception of the "Battle of the Atlantic" as a shooting war, and the notion that Allied strategy was impaired by the depredations of Germany's ... More


The View from the Top: Winston Churchill, British Grand Strategy, and the Battle of the Atlantic

Christopher M. Bell

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Christopher M. Bell examines how Winston Churchill's approach to the Battle of the Atlantic was shaped by the demands of British grand strategy. His preference for offensive ... More


Brothers in Arms: The Admiralty, the Air Ministry, and the Battle of the Atlantic

Tim Benbow

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

During the Second World War, there were intense disputes between the Admiralty and the Air Ministry over the provision of air support for the Battle of the Atlantic. This was not mere inter-service ... More


The Fleet Air Arm and Trade Defense, 1939–1944

Ben Jones

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Ben Jones examines the efforts of the Fleet Air Arm to assist in the defense of Britain's sea-borne trade, especially in the Atlantic and Arctic, between 1939–1944. It assesses early ... More


All Should be “A” Teams: The Development of Group Anti-Submarine Escort Training in the British and Canadian Navies during the Atlantic Campaign

James Goldrick

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by James Goldrick examines the creation of a sophisticated learning and training system for the anti-U-boat war, which is one of the most significant elements of the Atlantic campaign, ... More


The Cruise of U-188: Special Intelligence and the “Liquidation” of Group Monsoon, 1943–1944

David Kohnen

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by David Kohnen examines the Allied response to the initial German submarine operations in the Indian Ocean during the Second World War. Roughly forty German submarines sailed for East ... More


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