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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Jan 2019 1:04 p.m. PST

"One way to understand the Second World War is to appreciate the critical role of merchant shipping… the availability or non-availability of merchant shipping determined what the Allies could or could not do militarily…. when sinkings of Allied merchant vessels exceeded production, when slow turnarounds, convoy delays, roundabout routing, and long voyages taxed transport severely, or when the cross-Channel invasion planned for 1942 had to be postponed for many months for reasons which included insufficient shipping…."
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