The Atlantic War was lost before it was started : more submarines does not mean more sinkings (the Germans had more submarines in 1944 than in 1942 but less sinkings )and more sinkings does not mean starvation .Before the war British anti submarine weapon production outweighed the German submarine production and during the war the Allies produced more GRT than could be sunk.Stugbit wrote: ↑09 Sep 2018 19:31Most of the German forces were fighting the Soviet in the east when Operation Overlord happened. If the Allied already took a toll against a half cook German force there, how it could manage the whole thing? They tried to make a desembark in 42 and everything got wront. The battle of Salerno was almost a German victory.
The Soviet only manage to reach Berlin because they had a vastly numeric superior tank force. Those tank pincers were broking the German lines and making kessels in the front just like the Germans did back in 41. Without numeric superiority in armour, the Soviet wouldn`t be able to broke the spikes of the defenses.
And how they managed to build such large numbers of tanks? Beucase they did not needed to build trucks. The majority of the trucks of the Soviet Union after 41 came from the Allied as Lend Lease. Those truck were the logistic support of the tanks spearheads.
On the other hand, the Atlantic War was lost because Hitler never give a serious attention to the submarines, for him it was secundary. He could not see the potential of these weapons. If they given investment to submarine development and rush the development of the latter models, things could have been different.
And the Desert War was not a side show. The middle East position is very strategic, the Suez Channel as well. There were battles in the Napoleonic Wars, in WWI...
About the ME : the Suez Channel was not used from June 1940 to June 1943 .Its importance was meaningless ,as was the importance of the ME . Britain could do without the ME, as it did in WWI,and the ME was only a wast of means for the Germans .If the Germans conquered the ME (what they could not do ) they could not attack the SU . They had not the forces for both .