Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion that Turned the Tide of War
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Leo McKinstry
- Publish Date: 2016-04-05
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Finally, the true story behind Hitlerâs audacious plan to conquer Britain after Dunkirk, and how it was foiled.Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph, and Hitler planned a two-pronged offensiveâa blistering aerial bombardment followed by a land invasionâto subdue his final enemy. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. As Leo McKinstry details in this fascinating new history, the British were far more ruthless and proficient than is usually recognized. The brilliance of the RAF in the Battle of Britain was not an exception but part of a pattern of magnificent organization that thwarted Hitlerâs armies at every turn. Using a wealth of archival and primary source materials, Leo McKinstry provides a groundbreaking new assessment of the six fateful months in mid-1940 when Operation Sea Lion was all that stood between the Nazis and total victory. 35 images in 16 page b/w insert