Re: U-Boats Were the Key
I don't think the outcome would have been any different if the Nazi's had 2 or 3 times as many boats, even the Type XXIs, with Donetz still micromanaging, and Ultra.
However, I shudder to think what might have been done with what they had if we didn't have Ultra.
The two things that defeated the Uboats was Ultra and Radar, with Ultra being decisive.
Knowing not only WHERE the boat was exactly, but also exactly what they were SAYING every night on their mandatory "daily check-in" before Donetz even knew it was the death knell of the Uboat.
It is really amazing that it was even THAT close with that handicap, along with the fact a secret like that could have stayed secret from the Germans the entire war...thank GOD for German stupidity and arrogance, but then again, that is why they always lose all their wars, so I guess it ISN'T shocking after all....
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