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The Sinking of the Admiral Graf Spee, 17 December 1939

Posted by Marcus Faulkner, on March 13th, 2016

Britain and France went to war with Germany in September 1939 with a strategy largely resembling that adopted in the First World War. The French, occupying strong fortifications along the border and reinforced by a mechanised British force, would hold the German army in check, while the Royal Navy would impose a maritime blockade. In... Become A Member

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