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Operation Sea Lion
Operation Sea Lion
Author: Peter Fleming
Directive No. 16, Adolf Hitler, 16 July 1940, begins: "As England, in spite of the hopelessness of her military position, has so far shown herself unwilling to come to any compromise, I have therefore decided to begin to prepare for, and if necessary to carry out, an invasion of England. This operation is dictated by the necessity of elimin...  more »
ISBN: 243805
Publication Date: 1957
Pages: 323
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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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An excellent review of the British and German preparations for the invasion of Britain in 1940. The author, the older brother of Ian Fleming (God, how he must have hated being called that), cover completely the actions of both sides to a situation neither really expected to happen. Fleming also throws in some humorous, but true, preparations that each side was willing to consider. I especially like the concrete 'alligators' idea the Germans had to cross the channel underwater.

This gook is well worth the reading for anyone interested in the early days of World War II.