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How important was the war at sea in Germany's defeat? The war at sea was important is Germany's defeat because of many different reasons. Some of the factors were very important but some other factors did not have anything to do with the war at sea yet they were more important. The BEF and the US entry due to other factors were one of the two very big roles that played in Germany's defeat but they were not included in the war at sea factors. The war at sea factors which defeated Germany were the anti-submerge measures were also the US entry into the war. The US entered the war mainly because of the sinking of the Lusitania, the events in Russia in 1917 and the Zimmermann telegram. ...read more.

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Scheer was eager for action with the British because Germany had long been jealous of Britain's powerful navy and sheer wanted to lure the navy from Scapa Flow to challenge them. But scheer's plan was ruined when the British captured a drowned German sailor with a book containing all the German radio codes so the British were able to discover scheer's plan to lure out their navy. Using their captured book the British were also able to track what the Germans were doing. Ships were destroyed and sailors drowned. Sheer was the first to turn his fleet around and retreat. This meant the war at sea was very important in the defeat of Germany because by finding out their plans and radio codes we were always one step ahead which causes sheer to turn his fleet around and retreat. ...read more.

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Another anti-submerge measure was The Q-ship; this was a war ship that was disguised as a merchant ship. Usually U boats surfaced merchant ships because it was seen as harmless; this was a fairly successful because it was easier to attack by the British. The most successful anti-submerge measure was the convoy system. This is where a group of merchant ships would be packed together and protected by destroyers this discouraged U boats from attacking. This meant the war at sea was very important in the defeat of Germany because we had new tactics and ships which discouraged U boats from attacking and this meant we lost less men and ships and this caused the Germans to lose thousands of men and ships. ...read more.

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