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Midway in the atlantic

Discussion in 'What If - Pacific and CBI' started by Tom, Sep 19, 2006.

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  1. Tom

    Tom Member

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    Could there be any battle of midway style fighting in the atlantic rather than u boat hunting and the other way around you don't here of the subs in the pac war that much.Battle of atlantic style in the pac.
     
  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    The US Navy against whom or what?
     
  3. Ali Morshead

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    This is getting silly!!!
     
  4. skunk works

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    You don't hear much of submarines in the Pacific?

    Tonnage sunk by "Top" 25 American subs...

    1,883,734 tons

    I can name the Subs and their victims too, not just the top 25, but all of them.

    I have the United States Naval Institutes ...
    Submarine actions in World War II.
     
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    i think what tommeant was that oposed to the war in the atlantic the submarine war in the pacific is mentioned a lot less, tom though not any the less important the thing with the war in the atlantic was that britains survival depended upon the ships getting through. every merchant man sank in the atlantic was a blow to britain both to our economy and to morale, remember once America was drawn into the war and started to station troops here more food and ammunition convoys were need to keep us supplied, thus the sub war intensified, in the pacific it was about limiting your enemies ability to wage war. in the atlantic a whole nation and battlefront depended upon it.
     
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    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    Exactly which two carrier fleets would engage? The British and US.... [​IMG]
     
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    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    That would make Adolf a very happy man....

    :rolleyes:

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  8. MARNE

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    Hey Tom,

    You have to take into account that in essence... there was something I guess you could say that was to be a midwayesque type battle. It was going to take place over Iceland. The Germans wanted it for a forward refueling base for their "wolfpacks" and as a forward operating base for fighters and the eventual "Amerika" bomber.

    However, the U.S. in early 1941 beat Germany to the punch and placed U.S. Marines of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade on the island and solidified their positions in the area so that Germany gave it up.

    Regards,
    MARNE
     
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    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    That Adolf pic will go straight in the next caption contest [​IMG]
     
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    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    Tom Clancy's Red Storm (1986) is more or less on this subject but it has to do with WWIII Russians :D
     
  11. Shadow Master

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    I loved that book. Read it while stationed in Berlin.
     
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