World War II German Admiral Karl Doenitz did a fine job in playing the Monday morning quarterback for this 1946 article in which he explains that Germany's military prowess was entirely compromised by their inability to provide any measure of strength at sea.
"Germany's lack of sea power, as Admiral Doenitz showed, resulted in failure at four crucial stages of the war."
• Their failure to stop the Allies from Landing in North Africa
• Their failure in the Mediterranean
• Their failure to invade Britain
• The German inability to stop the Normandy Landings
The admiral outlined the errors that were made in their U-boat campaigns, their misjudgement concerning the importance of naval aviation and their inability to develop new submarines.