We March Against England

We March Against England

Operation Sea Lion, 1940-41

Book - 2016
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This study tells the thrilling tale of Hitler's plan to invade Britain and end its involvement in World War II, and sheds new light on the greatest threat to Britain in over a century.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Publishing, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781472814852
Characteristics: 368 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Call Number: 940.54211 FOR


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Jun 10, 2017

Might Operation Sea Lion - Hitler's plan to invade the island of Great Britain - have changed the course of WW2? Forczyk answers yes! In the course of a very in-depth analysis, the author considers the practical capabilities of the forces on both sides, across all types of military effort (land, sea, air, intelligence, industry and food, commerce). He concludes that German arms could probably not have succeeded in complete conquest of the British Isles; personality clashes (Goring and Raeder, for instance) and inter-service rivalries may have hindered the plans too deeply. However, the invasion held a strong chance of success in that a long-term German beachhead and a war of attrition on English soil, given strategic failings and mistakes by Churchill on the other hand, could easily have driven the British to a negotiated peace, which was Hitler's initial goal for the invasion.
Bottom line - very detailed, and a fascinating new look at the basic narrative.


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