We march against England : Operation Sea Lion, 1940-41 / Robert Forczyk.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Publishing, Copyright date: ©2016Description: 368 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472814852; 1472814851.Subject(s): Operation Sea Lion | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- EnglandDDC classification: 940.54/211
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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 tookplace 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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction (p. 6)
- Chapter 1 Strategic Setting, June-July 1940 (p. 14)
- Chapter 2 Improvising an Invasion Force (p. 66)
- Chapter 3 Diplomacy, Espionage and Intelligence (p. 82)
- Chapter 4 Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe Capabilities Against England, 1940-41 (p. 129)
- Chapter 5 Countdown to Sea Lion (p. 189)
- Chapter 6 British Anti-invasion Capabilities, 1940-41 (p. 199)
- Chapter 7 Feasibility of S-Tag, 25 September 1940 (p. 238)
- Chapter 8 The Isle of Wight Gambit (p. 268)
- Chapter 9 Siege Operations against Great Britain, October 1940-May 1941 (p. 275)
- Chapter 10 Sea Lion Redux, May 1941 (p. 287)
- Chapter 11 Hidden Benefits of Sea Lion: Germany Gains an Amphibious Capability for other Theatres (p. 293)
- Chapter 12 The Reckoning (p. 304)
- Glossary (p. 309)
- Appendices (p. 310)
- Notes (p. 336)
- Bibliography (p. 353)
- Index (p. 357)