Author Results for Javier Ponce Marrero

Logistics for Commerce War in the Atlantic during the First World War: the German Etappe System in Action

By Javier Ponce Marrero

At the beginning of WW1, Germany planned to disrupt British Atlantic supply routes with cruiser warfare. Light cruisers and armed merchant steamers were supported by a system of supply areas, Etappen, organised in neutral countries with fast steamships carrying supplies to agreed rendezvous points. The importance of the Canary Islands is discussed together with the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | WW1
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy