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Old Yesterday, 07:42 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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David Fletcher on the tanks made to end the war one swoop, including the first armoured personnel carrier. The British, French and American were to combine to make the tanks, which were largely British designed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_2NCjXyO18
This is interesting because it possibly means that even if the Germans had stayed strictly on the defensive in 1918, they were going to face an overwhelmingly Allied offensive in 1919. So even if Ludendorff did not waste away the freed up German forces from the Eastern front to attack the Allies in early 1918, the Germans were still going to lose eventually.
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Old Yesterday, 11:19 AM
 
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They were planning a massed combined arms attack. The Battle of Amiens showed the way being the first ever combined arms attack (Blitzkrieg) with massed tanks and aircraft. It basically was the start of the end of WW1.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZVH6XnGVbc

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Old Today, 07:06 AM
 
Location: London
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This is interesting because it possibly means that even if the Germans had stayed strictly on the defensive in 1918, they were going to face an overwhelmingly Allied offensive in 1919. So even if Ludendorff did not waste away the freed up German forces from the Eastern front to attack the Allies in early 1918, the Germans were still going to lose eventually.
The Royal Navy blockade was starving the Germans - literally. Hitler's fear of another naval blockade and another war of attrition prompted him to develop fast attacks to end battles quickly - more gambles than anything else. But that failed then the Royal Navy did again what it did in WW1 - starve the country preventing access to resources.

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Old Today, 07:09 AM
 
Location: London
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Plan 1919. On such a massive scale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-6EXGdWsOA

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Old Today, 08:07 AM
 
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The Germans attacked the USSR in 1941 with 3,200 tanks. In WW1 the allies in Plan 1919 were to use over 5,000 tanks.
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