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Invasion!

Operation Sea Lion, 1940, 1st Edition

By Martin Marix Evans, Angus Mcgeoch

Routledge

292 pages

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Description

This terrifying alternative reality is actually based on historical facts. The book follows the real course of events up to1 September, including the planning in Britain and Germany, and the aerial war. The fictional story then supposes that the Germans halted their advance in France along the Seine and the Aisne after the fall of Paris and that Marshal Petain conceded an armistice at that point. The Panzer divisions are thus able to rest and re-equip in northern France…

A brilliant blend of meticulous research and imagination, this book is bound to appeal to anyone with an interest in the causes and effects of historical events, and indeed to anyone interested in world war history itself.

Reviews

"He surmises what the outcome would have been if Hitler's plans had been put into operation. The results are thought-provoking and chilling, leaving the reader thankful that Hitler's troops never set foot on this green and pleasant land"

- Leicester Mercury

Table of Contents

Introduction. Chapter One: The Fall of Norway and France. Chapter Two: The Defence of Britain. Chapter Three: Planning Sealion. Chapter Four: The Gathering Force. Chapter Five: Controlling the Sea and the Sky. Chapter Six: Assessing the Terrain and the Defences. Chapter Seven: Landing Area B - Hythe to Dungeness. Chapter Eight: Landing Area C - Rye Bay. Chapter Nine: Landing Area D - Pevensey Bay. Chaoter Ten: Landing Area E - Rottingdean to Cuckmerehaven. Chapter Eleven: The British Reaction. Chapter Twelve: The Final Round.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS027100
HISTORY / Military / World War II
HIS037000
HISTORY / World