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Jul
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revised How did Allies secure southern flank during “Race to the Rhine”?
More detail about the mode of advance with pros and cons for narrow front versus wide front added.
Jul
26
comment How did Allies secure southern flank during “Race to the Rhine”?
I need to add some more to this reply as I realise it doesn't answer all the original questions,
Jul
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answered How did Allies secure southern flank during “Race to the Rhine”?
Jul
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Mar
20
comment Was the death toll in the atomic bombing of Japanese territory greater than was expected by the US?
The US used the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to test the effective of the weapons, they didn't have a good idea what the effects might be or the death tolls. It was a war crime that these weapons were used but in an attempt to justify their actions the US government said that the bombs meant less casualties overall as there would be no need for an invasion.
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
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accepted Why did Operation Market Garden go ahead when the allies knew German armor was in the area?
Oct
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comment Why did Operation Market Garden go ahead when the allies knew German armor was in the area?
Excellent answer, many thanks.
Sep
30
comment Why did Operation Market Garden go ahead when the allies knew German armor was in the area?
Apologies. I saw a documentary that had aerial reconnaissance photos showing suspected German armour hidden in the woods around the town. The photographs were reportedly taken a "few days" before the start of the operation, I will try to find some evidence of this on line and post a link.
Sep
30
comment What was the first successful mass tank battle of WW1?
The Germans didn't build many tanks during WWI so there are no examples of large tank v tank battles. The Germans built around 20 of their A7V tanks and also used around 50 captured allied tanks, but there's no record of any battle involving more than 3 German tanks as mentioned above.
Sep
30
asked Why did Operation Market Garden go ahead when the allies knew German armor was in the area?
Sep
30
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
The quick answer is that Blitzkrieg was designed to lead to a quick war and so avoid the deadlock of the trenches in the First World War. Even Hitler knew he couldn't win a long, drawn out war against superior industrial powers.
Jun
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May
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answered Did Hitler make the right decision for Germany when he called off Operation Zitadelle (during the Battle of Kursk)?
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May
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accepted Why did Hitler not concentrate more on North Africa?
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