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I agree that the question is too broad. And it begins with the statement "until 16 century galleys were the main battleships, which is not correct. (Viking ships and many others before 16-th were not galleys. Greek and Roman ships were not galleys, though they are somewhat similar. They used different weapons, and different tactics.) All battleships in the ...


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The question as it stands would require a book to answer it. Luckily for you, the book has been written: "Naval Warfare Under Oars, 4th to 16th Century" by Rodgers (1940). To quote from Chapter 8 on the Italian Naval Wars in the 13th century: Tactical Customs Ordinarily, squadrons moved in column with the admiral leading; in battle the fleet ...


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The main reason you don't hear about German offensive victories on the Western Front after Normandy is that there aren't any. The Germans did have a localized offensive in Falaise to try and stop the Allied breakout, which resulted in about 225000 captured. Market-Garden was a defensive battle, in which they beat back an ill conceived operation. At most ...


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I believe the next major operation on the Western front was the Allies' Operation Market Garden. The idea was to get across the Rhine in force using paratroopers followed up with armor, and thus hopefully win the war before Winter set in. This was a failure for the Allies, as they got themselves stretched a bit too far, and couldn't complete their main ...



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