V. Sicherheitspolitische Verlosung – Auflösung

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Between the 17th and 24th of March 2014, Offiziere.ch, the Facebook pages “Sicherheitspolitik” and Army HQ will hold another security policy contest with the support of “Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“, “Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik“, #carbine und CIMSEC.

Figure of a giant “aircraft carrier” that was to be built in the Second World War by the British from a rather unusual building material.

This time, our security policy contest will deal with a historical maritime theme. During the Second World War, Britain was faced with the problem that the range of their land-based combat aircraft was not sufficient to attack German submarines in the middle of the Atlantic. A British journalist and inventor working for the British Combined Operations Headquarters, who was already known for his unusual ideas, suggested the construction of giant floating landing platforms (“aircraft carrier”) on which planes could land and take off. A prototype was tested on a lake in Canada. The proposed construction material was unusual, but it was available in sufficient quantities and at an unbeatable price. A boat that was also made from this material can be seen in the image below.

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Questions
What material was the “aircraft carrier” made of?
What was the project name of this venture?
Who suggested the project to Winston Churchill?

The winners were identified by a lottery procedure at random from the correct entries. These are the winners:

CONGRATULATIONS!
See page 4 for the answer to the security policy contest.

This entry was posted in English, History, Sea Powers, Security Policy, Technology, Verlosung.

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