Operation Sealion


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Operation Sealion

n
(Military) the codename for Hitler's proposed invasion (1940) of Great Britain
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The British Expeditionary Force had been evacuated from Dunkirk, France had surrendered and Hitler was preparing Operation Sealion, an invasion of England.
The blueprint for Operation Sealion, planned for September 1940, is remarkably similar to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy four years later.
By the end of June 1940, Britain and her empire stood alone and defiant and prepared for an invasion attempt by Hitler, codenamed Operation Sealion.
By the end of June 1940 Britain and her empire stood alone and defiant and prepared for an invasion attempt by Hitler, codenamed Operation Sealion. Much materiel - artillery, tanks, lorries - had been left behind in France and had to be replaced quickly.
Operation Sealion: Hitler's Invasion Plan for Britain
And now the secret documents, prepared by the German General Staff as part of preparations for Operation Sealion - the invasion strategy - will be auctioned on Wednesday.
The secret Nazi dossier detailing targets in the North East as part of their 1940 invasion plan Operation Sealion
And now the secret documents, prepared by the German General Staff as part of preparations for Operation Sealion -- the invasion strategy -- will be auctioned on Wednesday.
A collection of military geographical maps from 1942 reveal the Nazis had North-east England very much in mind as part of the planned invasion of Britain - Operation Sealion. The maps were recently rediscovered in a drawer and are due to go up for auction this week.
It features postcards to help German soldiers identify their locations and targets as part of what was called Operation Sealion.
The dossier was in preparation of the aborted Operation Sealion.
The Spanish Armada and Hitler's Operation Sealion come to mind.
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