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Old 12-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #8
jason taylor
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Default Re: Strategy and Tactics different from Strategy (Art) or Military Science

Originally Posted by Imbicatus View Post
You're misunderstanding the story. The admiral did make his decisions based on ALL the information he had. That information was limited to the ships that were not covered on the chart. There is a difference between actionable intelligence available at the time of engagement versus what was available on a historical review decades later.
And he did not know that there were in fact more ships in the German navy and that almost all of them were concentrated in the North Sea?
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