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#4628071 - 06/05/23 06:14 PM I wasn’t aware of this. WW1  
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I only superficially knew of this. Interesting maneuvering on a strategic/ political/ industrial level. I did know that a shortage of nitrates for fertilizer was one of the problems Germany faced because of the blockade and greatly affected their food production.


https://www.theguardian.com/science...eat-war-first-world-war-conflict-mineral


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#4628072 - 06/05/23 06:24 PM Re: I wasn’t aware of this. WW1 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Interesting stuff indeed and coincidentally I just recently read about the Ludendorff Offensive which really was Germany's last ditch effort to win the war before the US could arrive in significant numbers and before the social unrest in Germany (mostly caused by the shortage of food) reached a boiling point. About 50 German divisions were freed after Russia dropped out of the war and thus Germany had a brief numerical superiority at the beginning of the Ludendorff Offensive but once that offensive petered out it was all over for Germany.


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#4628093 - 06/05/23 10:57 PM Re: I wasn’t aware of this. WW1 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
I only superficially knew of this. Interesting maneuvering on a strategic/ political/ industrial level. I did know that a shortage of nitrates for fertilizer was one of the problems Germany faced because of the blockade and greatly affected their food production.


https://www.theguardian.com/science...eat-war-first-world-war-conflict-mineral

Germany had a similar problem in WW2.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.

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