Sunday, July 26, 2015

Social Matter - Hidden History: Oil Won WW2

A new entry for the "Hidden History" series is an essay on what won WW2 for the Allies. Go read it at Socal Matter!

Does World War II come down to waves of Russian men? Is it American economic and farm output? Is it code breaking? How about technology like radar and the bomb? There is always talk of what won the war, and one gigantic element is usually left out: oil. Allied oil production advantages set the situation in their favor and provided troops with an insurmountable edge. Oil even started the war, but regardless of how it began, oil would settle the war.

Read the rest of it there.

1 comment:

soonertroll said...

An interesting study related to your essay, Mechanized Juggernaut or Military Anachronism? Horses and the German Army of WWII by R.L. DiNardo, makes a strong case that the German Army in 1939 and for the remainder of the war was one of the least modern engaged on the battlefields of Europe.