Economic Warfare Division

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Economic Warfare Division
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1939-1945
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeDivision
Part of
Garrison/HQAdmiralty
Whitehall
London, Great Britain

The Economic Warfare Division (E.W.D.) was a division of the Admiralty Naval Staff established during world war two it was in operation from September 1939 to July 1945.[1] The staff division was administered by the Director of Economic Warfare Division.[2]

History

The division was first established in 1939 [3] its responsibilities involved formulating strategies in relation to Economic Warfare and devising plans in order to implement effective economic blockading of Germany. The division worked in liaison with the Ministry of Economic Warfare. It was in operation throughout the second world war and by 1946 it was abolished.[4] The division was administered by the Director Economic Warfare.

Directors of Economic Warfare Division

Included:

  • Captain O. E. Halifax, 1 September, 1939 - October 1944.[5]

References

  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1944). "Admiralty:Naval Staff Divisions". Navy List Quarterly. London, Great Britain: HM Stationery Office. p. 2122.
  2. Admiralty, Great Britain (March 1940). "Admiralty:Naval Staff Divisions". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 607.
  3. Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1944). "Admiralty:Naval Staff Divisions". Navy List Quarterly. London, Great Britain: HM Stationery Office. p. 2122.
  4. Admiralty, Great Britain (July 1946). "Admiralty:Divisions of the Naval Staff". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. pp. 1731–1738.
  5. Navy List October 1944. p.2122.