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WW1. Some historians agree with the statement that the war at sea was more important the Western Front while others dont. In my opinion, it was obvious that the war at sea was much more essential than the western front. Here are some reasons to s

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The War at Sea was More Important than the Western Front The war at sea was related with much little fighting, which was different from the western front. Some historians agree with the statement that "the war at sea was more important the Western Front" while others don't. In my opinion, it was obvious that the war at sea was much more essential than the western front. Here are some reasons to support my view: First of all, it was the quickest, and the easiest way to win. The key objective of the sea campaigns was to control the seas to stop supplies getting to the enemy. Obviously, if it was successful, the enemy would have given up fast as they had no weapons to fight with and no food to eat, which would lead them to a big problem. ...read more.


The British Commander Admiral Jellico even said that he 'could lose the war in an afternoon' if he rashly allowed his fleet to be put out of action. In other words, they could've won easily if they attacked when the campaigns of enemy were not good planned. Therefore they should always have kept an eye on each other. Third of all, the effect of campaigns at sea you saw was huge. A typical example of these kinds of campaigns is the U-boat campaign. It shows you how difficult it could get for the army by the war at sea. In February 1915, the Germans announced that the seas around Britain were a 'war zone' in which they would sink any ship without warning. ...read more.


It is also true that western front was important. They needed good plans, had to develop all the technology such as poison gas or machine gun and so on. However, I think the war at sea was the main key to defeat and winning, because by blocking all the needed supplies such as weapons or food they could actually make the enemy not able to fight. Another reason is that I think it was a great chance for Allies. One of disadvantages of western front was that when a major assault proceeded, it was easier for defenders. Therefore for central powers, they did not have to worry about attack and for Allies, they had to plan a battle so well to cover up the all the disadvantages. However, Central powers also had to be aware of everything and try to attack first. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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