Summary

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 Forczyk, 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.
©2016 Robert Forczyk (P)2016 Tantor
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3 out of 5 stars
By jules on 24-01-17

ooops

over exaggerated and incorrect pronunciations spoilt what is essentially a good book. very poor performance by the narrator. England and America really do speak different languages.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert Hood on 21-02-18

Food for thought

Well researched and brings the facts to the table; some a little uncomfortable. He presents the period as it was then with a fresh review, I found the closing remarks highly relevant to how much different the UK future might have been.

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5 out of 5 stars
By young reader on 02-08-17

One of the best histories out.

This is a well researched, thought provoking look at the possible German invasion of Britain. Loved it.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Gerard on 06-05-17

I give it a 3.

Book provided information I didn't know. In my opinion, too much of the book deals with subjects that have nothing to do with Sealion. Narrator is obviously fluent in German, but I think it detracts from his reading of the book.

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