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Selected eBooks only £1.99 in the sale
A Visitor’s Guide: The First Day of the Somme Ben Bennions DFC Forgotten Royal Women Ferries Across the Humber

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Battle of Britain The Luftwaffe Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot’s Kitbag Visiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy Wayward Women

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The Hell They Called High Wood Walking the Somme – Second Edition Spitfire! In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer

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Operation Sealion – the planned invasion of Britain

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Operation Sealion – The Invasion of England 1940 by Peter Schenk.

It is hard to believe that in the summer of 1940, neither the Allies nor the Axis powers had any experience of large amphibious operations. German planning for Operation Sealion was concerned with pioneering new techniques and developing specialised landing craft. Remarkably, in only two months they prepared an invasion fleet of 4,000 vessels.

In Operation Sealion, Peter Schenk begins by analysing and describing the vessels that were developed and deployed for the operation: converted cargo vessels and steamers, more specialised landing craft, barges and pontoons, and auxiliary vessels such as tugs and hospital ships. He then goes on to outline the strategic preparations for the landing and looks at the operational plans of, in turn, the navy, army and air force.

The planned invasion is described in full detail so that the reader can follow the proposed sequence of events from loading, setting sail and the crossing of the Channel, to the landing and the early advances into southern England. Schenk uniquely estimates the chances of success.

This absorbing account of Hitler’s abortive mission, more detailed than anything written hitherto, is of interest not just to the naval historian but to anyone with an interest in World War II.

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