Crazy plans that were planned for World War II but could not be implemented

Some of them are reasonable, and some of them are extraordinary plans and strategies that we find extravagant even if we see them in movies. Here you are.
During the Second World War, all parties organized many interesting military operations and projects. but also a surprising and insane second-world war operations and projects that had not happened, were planned by the allied and axel senior rank.

1) operation bernhard

The operation of the bernhard operation was the mission of the Nazis to print hundreds of millions of fake pounds and put those fake coins in wartime. the initiative was led by ss major bernhard kruger, who led the ss to falsify passports and other legal diplomatic documents. kruger set up a very special printing place in the sachsenhausen concentration camp and specifically brought Jewish prisoners with printing and engraving skills together with foremen.

During the war, the operation of bernhard printed about a million pounds of fake money a month. Even though the Germans never managed to put their counterfeit money into the UK to affect the economy, they used it in various plans. counterfeit money was used in worldwide spies and transactions with foreign governments such as Italy. Even the Turkish spy Ilyas had sued the German government for false payments (it didn't win).

At the end of the war, most of the counterfeit currencies were poured into Austria's toplitz lake, where it was discovered in 1959. nevertheless, from time to time, the fake British pound appeared on the market, which led the British government to redesign all its currencies in five pounds or more. Some of the money was smuggled to Palestine in the early days of Israel to finance Zionist activities.

2) operation tannenbaum

adolf hitler was clearly dissatisfied with the existence of switzerland. In 1941, Benito expressed his discontent by saying to mussolini: "Switzerland has the most disgusting, miserable people and the most infamous political system. Switzerland is one of the deadliest enemies of new Germany."

actually wehrmacht had begun preparations for the swiss invasion, which would be called the tannenbaum operation in 1940 after the surrender of france. Despite the creation of plans for this type of invasion (several revised and revised plans), hitler never issued an attack order.

The direct reason for the cancellation decision is still unclear, but the Swiss financial concessions, which allowed the Germans to buy military equipment; preventing Switzerland, Jews and other refugees from migrating from Germany to Switzerland; the Nazis continue to have access to the railway lines to Switzerland and Switzerland becomes a link to Germany for other countries; This may have caused the rugged alpine mountain ranges and the defense of Switzerland by a fully equipped army. Switzerland had armed 435,000 people and would never surrender.

Although he despised Switzerland, hitler thought that any occupation was unreasonable, and the two front wars in 1941 made it impossible to invade Switzerland.

3) project habakkuk

geoffrey pyke designed an aircraft carrier to be built on an island size floating in the atlantic ocean. This island, which is theoretically known as the habakkuk project, would serve as a refueling for aircraft that followed and sank the German u-boot. initially tests on icebergs showed that they could shatter with explosives and have difficulty holding. uncertainty pushed pyke to invent a new substance called pykrete, a mixture of sawdust and ice.

lord loius mountbatten and winston churchill started to take care of the project and a 60x30 foot block was built in alberta lake. the block weighed 1000 tons. The estimated weight and cost of a full-scale version made the project deadlock, but its creators kept this information to keep the habakkuk project alive. the us navy officially stopped the project in December 1943 and the project was terminated.

4) bat bombs

bat bomb was a weapon designed in the form of a bomb, filled with bats wrapped in a bomb. When these bombs were dropped from the air, the live bomb bats in it would spread to a radius of 20 to 40 miles, enter highly flammable wooden buildings of Japanese cities and burn the cities. however, the bombs in the American inventory were more than the weight the bats could carry.

Louis fieser, the inventor of the napalm bomb, invented a small explosive that bats could carry, and the tailless mexican bat was chosen for this project. The first tests, including bats and explosives, caused an accidental fire at the air base in carlsbad. Another test was carried out on the mock-up of the Japanese village in Utah. this attempt was relatively successful, but lost support for research on the atomic bomb.

5) operation downfall

The decision to drop atomic bombs into two Japanese cities in August 1945 has always been controversial. the army of the united states was preparing for a traditional japan invasion if the atomic bomb was not thrown.

this invasion would have two components: olympic and coronet operations. olympic would begin on November 1, 1945, and it would be its main goal to take over the kyushu island. The more extensive of the operations, the allies in the coronet operation, would focus on capturing Tokyo with the help of the US army's more than 50 divisions and British troops. Alternatives to traditional invasions were sought because casualties for such an invasion ranged from 300,000 to 1,000,000 US soldiers.

In addition, considering the Japanese defense in Okinawa, excessive fanatic civilian defense was expected, and total japanese losses were estimated to exceed 10 million, along with the country's population as well as the prisoners of war on the mainland, and kamikaze planes, a major problem in okinawa, to attack the allied occupation fleet. he wouldn't have to fly far.

Although the atomic bomb was terrible for those exposed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it prevented the downfall operation, which could bring the end of the Japanese people.

6) operation ketsugo

It was clear that after Okinawa's surrender, the victory of the Japanese in the Pacific was impossible even for the most radical militarists in the Japanese imperial government. Their goal in implementing the ketsugo operation was to make it difficult for allies to invade the Japanese mainland, thus hoping for a ceasefire negotiation rather than attempting to surrender unconditionally.

In anticipation of the invasion, the Japanese brought troops from manchuria, Korea and northern Japan to the areas where they were expected to attack from the allied forces. It also mobilized the fighting corps of the patriotic people, which included all healthy men from 15 to 60 years old and women from 17 to 40 years old. Japan, in total, was arguing 28 million people and expecting them to oppose the occupation.

The Japanese would launch kamikaze attacks with 10,000 aircraft, submarines, and 2,400 shin-yo (one-man suicide boat) left in their hands. Despite the massive manpower, the Japanese were at the bottom in terms of fuel and equipment. most civilians would struggle with bamboo spears and long bows. atomic bombs prevented the ketsugo operation and saved the lives of millions of Japanese.

7) project amerika

The america project was a german initiative to develop a long-range bomber capable of attacking the united states. According to the Nazi armament minister, Albert Speer, Hitler was obsessed with bombing New York City, and he was always talking to Speer about it. therefore, the german designer willy messerschmidt started working on several long range bomber prototypes.

Three prototype models were developed by April 1942; heinkel he-277, junkers ju-390 and me-264. The costly results of the project forced Germany to focus on more realistic rockets and weapons. Thus, projects requiring more resources such as the America project and the atomic bomb were abandoned in the German wing. None of the prototypes created for the america program were used in combat and shelved.

8) operation felix

After Germany conquered France in the spring of 1940, Hitler turned his attention to the strategic point of the British in the Iberian peninsula, Gibraltar. The felix operation was prepared for the two German armies to enter Spain through the Pyrenees and to launch a ground attack on Gibraltar. After the German army passed the fleas, it would enter valladolid, caceres, sevilla, and ultimately into Gibraltar, respectively. this operation required the spanish dictator francisco franco to introduce spain into war as a pivot force.

German officials, including joachim von ribbentrop and hitler, repeatedly met franco to reach an agreement. Spain was economically vulnerable after the civil war, and franco feared that if Spain entered the war, Britain would seize Spanish lands such as the canary islands and asor islands. franco asked hitler to invade the British islands in order for Spain to join the Axis forces, and specifically stated that Germany would lose the war, so it was a must to say no to hitler.

Hitler realized that he could not persuade franco to cooperate, although Germany thought to seize Gibraltar until 1944. I once said to Mussolini, "I would rather have my four teeth withdrawn and meet him again!" He summarized the situation and suspended the operation so that it was never carried out.

9) project pigeon

The pigeon project was the invention of the famous psychologist burrhus frederic skinner. the plan included pigeons that led a glider-like aircraft equipped with an explosive warhead. In the nose cone of the ship, one to three pigeons would be placed in front of a curtain, and the screen would use lenses to focus on the target. If the glider began to move out of the target, the pigeons would peck on the screen to activate sensors that recalibrate the ship's flight path.

The national defense research committee, a government agency of technical industry leaders, provided $ 25,000 as a research fund for the pigeon project. however, as with other projects, the project was canceled in 1944 to focus on higher strategic priorities. however, this idea was revised by the navy in 1948 as a project orcon, but was canceled again in 1953, as developments in electronic equipment did not require a pigeon-guided guidance system.

10) operation pike

The German-Soviet non-aggression pact (Molotov Ribbentrop Pact), signed by the Soviet Union in August 1939, caused the French and British to believe that Russian oil will be used by the Nazis. When the soviets began to occupy Poland and Finland in the fall and winter of 1939, Britain and France came to the conclusion that the USSR should be seen as an enemy and the destruction of vast oil reserves.

Preparations for the pike operation began in early 1940, as they planned to attack the Caucasian oil fields by strategic bombings from bases in France and England, Iran and Syria. the deployment of air reconnaissance and bomber teams to the middle east was carried out and measures were taken for the potential responses of the soviets. France's invasion by Germany prevented the first attack after the spring of 1940, and the British suspended operations during the British war.

The British government reassessed this operation in 1942 to prevent the soviet oil fields from falling into the hands of the Nazis, but the conditions did not allow such a task.


11) operation unthinkable

winston churchill doubted the west's ability to coexist with the red communism of joseph stalin in post war europe. To this end, he asked the military committee to prepare two emergency operations in 1945. The first emergency included an attack of the US and British forces, along with Polish and restructured wehrmacht troops. this attack would take place in dresden, the very center of the soviet lines.

America responded negatively to this idea from the highest seat; This war, which will be full of surprises, could not be won immediately and meant a long-term war. Ultimately, Churchill decided on the second situation, a defensive plan, until his armies on the Pacific front of America came to support. this plan laid the foundation of the cold war, and the world was divided into two blocks, which became defensive.

12) plan rubber

The rubber plan was an invasion focused on airports in the north of Brazil. the aim was to prevent the Axis forces from taking a place in the western hemisphere through Africa. In 1941, Argentina under the direction of Juan Bay and Brazil under Getulio Vargas were sympathetically perceived fascist dictatorships against the Nazis. After entering the war, the United States immediately attempted to assess Brazil's potential harmony with the Nazis and developed an emergency plan to invade the area if necessary.

northeastern brazilian cities were the main targets of the amphibian invasion of fortaleza, recife, natal and belem. Using the potential threat of occupation as a stick while negotiating with the vargas government, the US sent 150 maritime consultants to brazil airports. Subsequently, the transfer of American warships to Brazil ensured the official harmony of Brazil with the allies in August 1942, and Brazil's attitude was balanced before the occupation took place.

13) operation round up

The round up operation was a plan prepared in 1942 for the British and American troops to occupy France in the spring of 1943. Western allies were under pressure to open a second front in Europe by the Soviets. dwight eisenhower proposed a wide line invasion in the english channel, ranging from le havre to boulogne. But the allies have not yet had enough equipment or experienced soldiers to implement such an ambitious plan.

winston churchill opposed the occupation of france until the allies had an overwhelming military advantage. therefore, the operation of the overlord never took place until June 1944. Instead of the round up operation, allied forces focused on the Mediterranean shores, thanks to the torch operation that invaded northern africa.

14) operation fs

The fs operation aimed to occupy fiji, samoa and new caledonia by the august in August 1942. If the operation was successful, this attack would trigger the surrender of Australia with a blockade. The Japanese knew that occupying Australia was costly and impractical, but they wanted to eliminate the continent, a potential ally base, and prevent threats to Japanese defenses in the South Pacific. After the defeat in midway, the Japanese postponed the fs operation. after that, they took a defensive position in the south pacific and never threatened Australia again.

15) operation long jump

The long jump operation was an assassination plan to the three allies, the roosevelt, stalin and churchill, at the teheran conference in 1943. The plan to kill the three leaders of the allies was approved by hitler, and the mission was given to the ss commando otto Skorzeny.

In 1943, the first Nazi operations team came to Tehran. the team informed radio about their arrival to berlin by radio and started waiting for his team's arrival with Skorzeny. supposedly nkvd found this team with intelligence, arrested it, and immediately reported it to stalin. Stalin forwarded this plan to his allies, but his claim was met with skepticism. After the war, Skorzeny and German intelligenceists always denied that such a plan existed.

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