Blockade of Germany (1939-1945)

Blockade of Germany (1939-1945)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Blockade of Germany also known as the Economic War, was carried out during the Second World War by Great Britain, France and later the United States in order to restrict the supplies of minerals, metals, food and textiles Germany needed to sustain its war effort. While mainly consisting of a naval blockade, the economic war, which formed part of the wider Battle of the Atlantic also included the preclusive buying of war materials from neutral countries to prevent them going to the enemy, and the widespread use of strategic bombing. There were four distinct phases. The first period was from the beginning of European hostilities in September 1939 to the end of the "Phoney War" during which the Allies and Axis powers both intercepted neutral merchant ships to seize deliveries en route to the enemy. The second period began after the rapid German occupation of the majority of the European landmass which gave them control of major centres of industry and agriculture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135701002
  • 9786135701005