WWII Quiz - Page 153




 
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January 20th, 2008  
perseus
 
 
The Other Guy

Yes it was certainly Churchill's idea, however this was a lengthy war winning memorandum, so it was a potential offensive operation (although there was never much chance of winning the war through any naval operation against Germany, particularily this one, more like losing it on the British side!) If you need another clue, it was a particularily ludricous idea in view of what happened in subsequent naval operations later in the war.
January 21st, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
something to do with stopping U-Boats? I dunno, I'm stumped...
January 21st, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
or maybe even Norway?

I am assuming this has something to do with Churchill's "Catherine" plan but I can't find answers to the rest of the question.
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January 21st, 2008  
perseus
 
 
Who produced a lengthy war winning memorandum

Yes it was Churchill

What was it called, what did it involve, and by what means was it scuppered.

Yes it was Catherine, perhaps if someone answers the second part of the question what did it involve? they can have the next turn, since the last part is rather vague.
January 21st, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Hehe once you have an answer would you mind posting the answers you expected as I can find almost nothing on this project and that interests me a lot especially the bonus bit about who was sacked as a result of their opposition.
The only people I can find that were heavily involved were Sir Alfred Dudley Pound (who effectively won the battle of the atlantic) and Lord Cork.
January 21st, 2008  
perseus
 
 
I think Monty knows the appropriate part of the answer and is holding off to give everyone else a chance! Better Google it before he wakes up!
January 23rd, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
I must say I'm completely baffled... It's all yours monty.
January 23rd, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Other Guy
I must say I'm completely baffled... It's all yours monty.
Whats to be baffled about all you need to do is explain Operation Catherine and I am sure there a few websites that can explain it (as far as plans go it was completely ludicrous and well worth reading).
You have the author as Winston Churchill correct now all you need to do is finish it, you have already done the hard part and I am pretty sure you can google as good as anyone else here.
January 23rd, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
just give me the answer then....

(wow, I feel dense...)

http://webatomics.com/jason/catherine.html
January 23rd, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Other Guy
just give me the answer then....

(wow, I feel dense...)

http://webatomics.com/jason/catherine.html
Why?

No one else answered the question and you already had the hard part done.