We March Against England

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 ...

We March Against England

We March Against England

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.

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We March Against England
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Robert Forczyk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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
The Battle of Britain in the Modern Age, 1965–2020
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Garry Campion
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-26 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The Battle of Britain has held an enchanted place in British popular history and memory throughout the modern era. Its transition from history to heritage since 1965 confirms that the 1940 narrative shaped by the State has been sustained by historians, the media, popular culture, and through non-governmental heritage sites,
An Analytical Diary of 1939-1940
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Andrew Sangster
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-11 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This book examines in detail, and as objectively as possible, the first year of the Second World War. The sources used here are international in order to avoid a perspective focused on any single nation. It also explores the political machinations and intrigues, as well as the various military campaigns
To Defeat the Few
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Douglas C. Dildy, Paul F. Crickmore
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-09 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Over the past 80 years, histories of the Battle of Britain have consistently portrayed the feats of 'The Few' (as they were immortalized in Churchill's famous speech) as being responsible for the RAF's victory in the epic battle. However, this is only part of the story. The results of an
Beating the Nazi Invader
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Neil R Storey
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-28 - Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

Beating the Nazi Invader is a revealing and disturbing exploration of the darker history of Nazis, spies and ‘Fifth Columnist’ saboteurs in Britain, and the extensive top secret countermeasures taken before and during the real threat of invasion in 1940. The author’s research describes the Nazi Party organization in Britain