What was the Europe First Strategy? It is a strategy that allies came up with to focuse on Hitler first then the pacific would be secondary. Then reason for this is that Hitler was a greater threat. What was the battle of Stalingrad and why was it important? Hitler focused on Stalingrad. He refused to let this army surrender in the. The first geocache in Europe, placed on 3rd June - just one month after the demise of selective availability. When selective availability was turned off, and the geocaching game took off, I decided to hide a cache near where I was living in Bray, Co. Wicklow. I was delighted to see that I manged to place the cache before. This paper will analyze the three major strategic considerations that shaped " Europe first strategy" during World War II; coalition warfare, technology, and resources; how the strategy actually was implemented; and, how such strategy might be viewed in the context of theoretical doctrine as espoused by Clausewitz and other.