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  • All The German U Boat Torpedoes
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    The Torpedoes The pre-war issue torpedo had the disadvantage of leaving a visible trail of bubbles on the surface on its way to the target. The standard torpedo of the war suffered from early problems with its internal depth-keeping equipment, and its firing pistol, but these were solved after the Norwegian Campaign. In mid 1942 an improved version was introduced with an increased battery capacity. The increased battery capacity increased the range 50%. Falke, the first homing torpedo, was fitte...
  • Diving Isnt
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    Topic: Scuba Diving Goal: To persuade people to learn to scuba dive. Method: Explain to them that is it cheap to learn here. They can dive virtually anywhere in the world, the underwater world is amazing. I. Intro A. I want the audience to learn that SCUBA diving is an easy sport to learn and it is very fun and amazing B. As a SCUBA diver you can be one of the elite people that explore the oceans. C. The earths surface is about 71% water. II. Central Idea A. I want the audience to know that they...
  • Total Of 173 Ships To U Boats
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    The Battle of the Atlantic was the most prolonged struggle of World War II. This struggle was easily the one that came the closest to ending the war in Germany's favor. It was a battle that was extremely costly in terms of men's lives as well in terms of resources that affected virtually every continent in the world. It would determine whether England could continue to fight Hitler and whether Hitler would succeed in starving out the island nation. Britain needed to import 55,000,000 tons of goo...
  • U 571 An American Navy Crew
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    U-571 I watched the film U-571 dealing with the allies versus the Germans for control of the Atlantic Ocean. In U-571 an American Navy crew consisting of at least 10 crew members had a mission to steal an Enigma machine which was a communication device that would code messages to other surrounding German Forces. This mission occurred in 1942 while the Atlantic Ocean was extremely hostile and filled with German U-boats. While carrying out their mission the crew that the movie centers around had m...
  • German U Boats
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    In studying the history of Americas development from a colonial nation to the modern world power of today, it is necessary to pay special attention to the several major wars the United States was involved in. These wars varied in severity ranging from minor skirmishes such as the Spanish American war, to more costly conflicts. Costly in terms of money and loss of life, the Civil War, Vietnam, and both World Wars left lasting impressions on the people who endured them. These wars often defined en...
  • U Boats And Ships
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    The Battle of the Atlantic In the fall of 1931, the Atlantic Ocean was the boiling point of a criminal battle between the British and Germans. Most people think that the Battle of the Atlantic may have decided World War II's outcome. This battle was the dominating factor throughout the war. The Battle of the Atlantic was a violent and destructive battle. Many people lost their lives fighting in this battle. New technology was one of the major factors in the Allies winning the long and crucial Ba...
  • American Cryptanalysts And Allied Losses
    441 words
    German naval leaders generally remained confident in the Enigma system throughout the war. Nevertheless, the security of their codes and ciphers was periodically brought into question by those fighting on the war fronts. From the conning tower perspective, Allied naval and air power seemed increasingly overwhelming. In some cases, U-boat sailors were convinced that their codes and ciphers were compromised when Allied forces suddenly appeared in the remotest of locations in the vastness of the op...
  • Several Other German U Boat Sailors
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    Melanie Wiggins's U-Boat Adventures: Firsthand Accounts from World War II brings to life the accurate account form the sailors that where onboard and associated with the most powerful and unforeseen weapon the Germans had to offer. While traveling and touring Europe, Wiggins sits down with twenty-one U-boat veterans as they tell their personal stories of the involvement during the Battle of Atlantic. These veterans range from several positions held yet with a rare concentration on the junior enl...

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