Seelöwe, Then and Now

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19 August 2021
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Winston Ramsey covers the proposed invasion of Britain with a range of features.

Operation Seelöwe was, of course, the German plan to invade Britain, which is getting the After the Battle treatment here. Now, as the Germans obviously never made it over the Channel, it requires some tweaking from the normal format of these books, so this one is subtitled, The Road to Germany’s Planned Invasion of Britain Then and Now. After digesting that mouthful, first up is the diary of events showing the timeline, then we are right back to the very beginning of WWII and the first incursions into Poland and Czechoslovakia. Then we have the Battle of Westerplate, which we have covered in The Armourer previously. All of these are old articles, by different writers, rounded up to tell the story of the early years of WWII and the preparation of Seelöwe in the various ports.

The design is still awful but the production values of glossy paper and photo reproduction are very good and it all fits together in a piecemeal kind of way.

  • After the Battle
  • ISBN 978-1-8700-6702-7
  • 180 pages. Hardback. £29.95

 

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