As an island nation dependent on imports, our merchant fleet could have been crushed by Kriegsmarine and the country starved into early submission to Hitler's Nazi regime.
What does KM stand for?
KM stands for Kriegsmarine (WWII German Navy)
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- Military and Government
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We have 22 other meanings of KM in our Acronym Attic
- Kiss Me
- Kitchen Manager (restaurants)
- Knight of Malta
- Knightmare (gaming clan)
- Knights of Malta (religious order)
- Knowledge Management
- Konica Minolta (camera)
- Koninklijke Marine (Royal Navy)
- Krause-Mishler (numismatic catalogue)
- Krav Maga (Israeli martial art)
- Kyocera Mita (various locations)
- Michaelis-Menten Constant (molececular cellular biology)
- United Kingdom to Mediterranean (routing designation; US Navy)
- Korean Medium-Range Surface-To-Air Missile
- Knowledge Management / Decision Support
- Knowledge Management/Decision Support (tool)
- Kilometers Per Hour
- Kilometers Per Hour
- Knowledge Management for Development
- I'm Finished Transmitting (Los Angeles Police radio code)
Samples in periodicals archive:
In the end, one has to admire the audacity of the modest-sized Kriegsmarine in attacking the mighty Royal Navy, although it resulted in the nearly complete loss of effectiveness of the German surface fleet.
Sweden's Forsvarsmakten armed forces announced that the vessel had been discovered near the island of Oland in the Baltic Sea, an area which Nazi Germany's infamous Kriegsmarine heavily mined during the war.
In March, Britain's Socialist Worker reviewed a Manchester Museum exhibit focused on Turing's biological research, concluding that his conviction was "barbarism," ending "a career that would have led to further brilliant insights into the workings of the natural world" The same month, columnist Michael Hanlon at the conservative Daily Mail newspaper fumed: "Turing, a logical man after all, probably felt that having done as much as anyone to see off the Kriegsmarine and save his country from decades of fascist servitude (a new exhibition about his life has just opened at Bletchley Park), his country might be a teeny-weeny bit grateful and let the matter of consensual sexual relations with another adult man pass unnoticed.
Bomber Command sacrifices were exceeded only by the Kriegsmarine U-boat fleet, which lost 75 per cent of its crews (30,000 of its 40,000 submariners).
This has been tried: you can ask the Kriegsmarine or Regia Marina how it worked out.
These little coal laden ships scuttled between the Thames and the North East rivers - never an easy trip, as by day and night they were a target for the Luftwaffe and by the E-boats of the Kriegsmarine.
Nonetheless, Mombauer revisits its main tenets and the important changes Moltke made to Schlieffen's original plan, notes the non-existent role of the Kriegsmarine in strategic thinking, and explains how the campaign ultimately failed.