: The most useful ships would have been
: Dunkerque, Strasbourg, and the cruisers and
: destroyers. At the time the Germans had lost
: 10 DDs, 2 CLs, one CA in Norway, and both
: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were out of
: service with Norway battle damage, 2 other
: CLs and one CA were repairing action damage.
: Not nearly enough naval support for Seelowe.
: But I doubt the Germans could have manned
: these ships and I doubt the French would
: have actively fought *for* Germany.
: Dunkerque *was* crippled at Mers-El-Kebir,
: but little other consequential damage was
: done to the flotilla craft most useful to
: the Germans.
: Anyway, how would these ships have made it
: to Gemany or Atlantic French bases, through
: the Straits of Gibraltar?
: But this is all 20/20 hindsight, and I'm
: glad I didn't have to make the call.
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