By Robert Lyman
The occasions in Iraq in 1941 had the most important strategic results. The country's oil reserves have been a hugely coveted prize for the Axis powers, and its place supplied a hall within the defence of Palestine and the Suez Canal. Had Iraq fallen to the Axis powers, Britain may have misplaced its foothold within the center East and the Mediterranean and risked wasting global battle II (1939-1945). This e-book examines the method and strategies of the Iraq crusade, the function of the Indian military and the Arab Legion, the character of expeditionary battle and the complementary roles of air and land power.
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Meanwhile, France itself was subjected to a blitzkrieg. The declaration of war initially found France relatively calm. The American ambassador reported that mobilization for war was carried out in absolute quiet. The men left in silence. There were no bands, no songs. ’ as in 1914. There was no hysterical weeping of mothers and sisters and children. 4 There was no premonition of the disaster to come. To everyone’s surprise, the French forces were rapidly routed. The technological superiority of the Germans and, more importantly, their superior tactics dealt France a crushing blow.
Most of the others perished in the gas ovens, but a large proportion also died from disease, hard work, lack of food, and inadequate shelter. Resistance in Western Europe Civilians trapped in the occupied countries were often unsure of how to respond to their predicament. Many turned a blind eye to the atrocious activities of the occupiers, but the majority of men and women felt confused, demoralized, and unsure how they were expected to act. With astonishing speed, they became hardened to violence.
The use of search radar enabled 50 battle of the atlantic Allied vessels to detect U-boats even in poor conditions and at a distance. Allied aeroplanes could then target the U-boats rapidly and with devastating accuracy. In other words, the Allies quickly learnt that aircraft were the best protection for seacraft. Improved intelligence did not mean that the Battle of the Atlantic was over. Indeed, the ruthlessness of this war increased from late 1942, when the German U-boats began focusing on merchant shipping in American home waters and in the Caribbean, resulting in the loss of nearly 400 ships and severe damage to the Allied war effort.