In July 1940 Britain faced the very real possibility of being invaded by Germany. Hitler’s war machine had subjugated theContinent in six weeks and ‘Engeland’ was
next on the list. The German Navy had been working on the logistics for a seaborne invasion of England since the autumn of 1939, just in
case it was sprung on them at short notice some time in the future. In July 1940 the operation was given the code-name ‘Seelöwe’ (Sealion) which
was to be mounted from French, Belgian and Dutch ports on the Channel coast.
However, arguments between the German Army, Navy and Air Force took weeks to resolve, yet in the end it was the failure of Hermann Göring’s Luftwaffe
to achieve air supremacy over the Royal Air Force that prevented the invasion becoming a reality. In this book we recount the story right
from the beginning, covering all the significant events in the months from August 1939, through the build-up in the summer months, to October 1940
when Hitler accepted that orders must be given to postpone ‘Seelöwe’.
Edited by Winston Ramsey
SIZE 12″ × 8½” 176 PAGES OVER 500 COLOUR AND B&W ILLUSTRATIONS