We March Against England

Operation Sea Lion, 1940–41

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We March Against England

Operation Sea Lion, 1940–41

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In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain – and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel. Following the destruction of the RAF fighter forces, the sweeping of the Channel of mines, and the wearing down of the Royal Naval defenders, two German army groups were set to storm the beaches of southern England. Despite near-constant British fears from August to October, the invasion never took place after first being postponed to spring 1941 before finally being abandoned entirely.

Robert Forcyzk, author of Where the Iron Crosses Grow, looks beyond the traditional British account of Operation Sea Lion, complete with plucky Home Guards and courageous Spitfire pilots, at the real scale of German ambition, plans and capabilities. He examines, in depth, how Operation Sea Lion fitted in with German air-sea actions around the British Isles as he shows exactly what stopped Hitler from invading Britain.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Strategic Setting, June–July 1940
Chapter 2: Improvising an Invasion Force
Chapter 3: Diplomacy, Espionage and Intelligence
Chapter 4: Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe Capabilities Against England, 1940–41
Chapter 5: Countdown to Sea Lion
Chapter 6: British Anti-invasion Capabilities, 1940–41
Chapter 7: Feasibility of S-Tag, 25 September 1940
Chapter 8: The Isle of Wight Gambit
Chapter 9: Siege Operations against Great Britain, October 1940–May 1941
Chapter 10: Sea Lion Redux, May 1941
Chapter 11: Hidden Benefits of Sea Lion: Germany Gains an Amphibious Capability for other Theatres
Chapter 12: The Reckoning
Glossary
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Product details

Published 26 Jul 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 400
ISBN 9781472829832
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Plate section in colour and black and white
Dimensions 198 x 129 mm
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Robert Forczyk

Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relation…

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