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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Apr 2021 8:51 a.m. PST

YouTube link

Interesting video!

TVAG

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2021 3:44 a.m. PST

Very interesting, thanks for posting TVAG!

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Apr 2021 8:43 a.m. PST

You know you're welcome, Sergeant!

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Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2021 11:33 a.m. PST

I'd agree that 'they' influenced the battle of the
Atlantic, but save perhaps from the perspective of
the UK, didn't 'change the course of WWII.'

Although I guess it'll be postulated that the East
Front and the Pacific were mere sideshows.

I've admiration for the young people who served in
that unit and for the VAST improvements made in
the fight against the U-boat menace – but…

Oh, and I did watch the link several times…

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2021 11:36 a.m. PST

I'd agree that 'they' influenced the battle of the
Atlantic greatly, but save perhaps from the perspective
of those in the UK, didn't 'change the course of WWII.'

Although I guess it'll be postulated that the East
Front and the Pacific and CBI were mere sideshows
not to mention the Middle East.

I've admiration for the young people who served in
that unit and for the VAST improvements made in
the fight against the U-boat menace – but…

Oh, and I did watch the link several times…

emckinney30 Apr 2021 11:40 a.m. PST

Or, a much more detailed video by professionals: YouTube link
(See links in descriptions)

Detailed article PDF link (great read)

The brilliant Rex Brynen has a number of posts on WATU: paxsims.wordpress.com/?s=WATU

Naval War College Review article: link

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2021 8:40 p.m. PST

Thank goodness for close caption! I wonder why they kept the school going two months after Germany's surrender?

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP02 May 2021 9:34 p.m. PST

Perhaps they wanted to make sure that there was no seamless transition into WW3. With control over Europe at the stake between Stalin and the Western Allies… giving up eg Poland cannot have come easy, and who knows how Churchill would have acted if he had remained in power.

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