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German invasion plans for the British Isles, 1940

Author: Germany. Heer. Abteilung für Kriegskarten- und Vermessungswesen.
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"For years; German military intelligence quietly compiled a dossier of information on Britain. When Hitler gave his generals the order to begin planning a full-scale invasion of Britain in 1940, they were prepared. True to form, the intelligence was exhaustive and astonishingly detailed, with every conceivable (and inconceivable) statistic of use to an invading army, together with an analysis of the military

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Germany. Heer. Abteilung für Kriegskarten- und Vermessungswesen.
ISBN: 9781851243563 1851243569
OCLC Number: 153559633
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 88 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Contents: Part 1. Great Britain: Analysis and vital statistics: Introduction to Great Britain ; Weather and climate ; Mining and industry and the urban settlements ; Energy supply ; Transport ; Population and social conditions --
Part 2. Strategic and military assessment: Overall evaluation ; The individual regions --
Part 3. Military and geographical phrases: Important military and geographical phrases with pronunciation guide.
Other Titles: Militärgeographische Angaben über England.
Responsibility: [introduction, Robert Wheeler ; translated from the German by Alastair Matthews].


In June 1940, Hitler ordered his generals to organize the invasion of Britain under a plan codenamed Operation Sealion, drawing up a complex set of documents, consisting of maps, aerial photographs,  Read more...


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'I have decided to prepare a landing operation against England, and if necessary to carry it out.'Adolf Hitler, 16 July 1940

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