Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

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Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by Poopstain » 02 Feb 2022 23:46

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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by pugsville » 03 Feb 2022 00:00

Poopstain wrote:
02 Feb 2022 23:46
???

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With What? They would have to sail on the sea. The Royal Navy's Sea,

Because they would have great difficulty in getting past the Royal navy, they could not have supplied it, and the British would have just tajken it off them and get a new base to hunt U boats from.

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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by Gorque » 03 Feb 2022 00:34

Because Portugal was neutral during the conflict and declaring war on Portugal would allow the Allies bases on Portuguese soil.

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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by daveshoup2MD » 03 Feb 2022 02:24

Poopstain wrote:
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???

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Poopstain.
Why?

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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by T. A. Gardner » 03 Feb 2022 07:20

1. Because Germany didn't have a 'real' navy.
2. Because Germany didn't have a 'real' amphibious capacity.
3. Because it would have been a complete waste of time, material, and manpower.

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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by daniellemill » 03 Feb 2022 07:29

Because the German army was not sufficiently prepared to achieve this goal!

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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by KDF33 » 05 Feb 2022 21:32

Poopstain wrote:
02 Feb 2022 23:46
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Because they failed to defeat the Soviet Union.

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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

Post by LineDoggie » 09 Feb 2022 22:11

Poopstain wrote:
02 Feb 2022 23:46
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The Wehrmacht could not manage to get across the English Channel, so such an operation would be suicidal with a rampaging RN

Portugal would be no longer neutral, something the reich did want to keep as status quo

In addition how are they to keep the base resupplied? with allied control of the seas the garrison would become like those bypassed Japanese garrisons starving
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Re: Why didn't the Germans seize the Azores?

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