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Why Were The Allies Surprised Battle Of The Bulge

[Battle of the Bulge] Why were the Allies surprised?

Intro The Battle of Bulge was the last major German offensive operation in World War 2. Yet, it caught the Western Allies by surprise. How was this possible? After all, the Allied military intelligence throughout the war was for the most part very good or even excellent. There were major successes for longer operations like the Battle of the Atlantic …

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Why Did Axis Aces Have So Many Kills

Why did the German Aces have so many air kills?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVqL6TcXM6E Intro When it comes to World War 2 many people often cite the high kill numbers of German and Japanese Pilots. The problem is they usually try to use these numbers to make various points on how effective the Axis forces were, well, there are many problems with this. Luckily the third most successful German ace of World War …

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Why The Japanese Air Forces Failed In World War 2

Why the Imperial Japanese Air Forces Failed in World War 2

Intro The Second World War to a large degree was determined by the disparity of the economic capacities and manpower between the Axis and the Allies. Yet, solely looking at production numbers and men can lead to a deterministic or even fatalistic interpretation that prevents us from looking at other factors that also played a vital role in the defeat …

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