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This week in the War, 7–13 October 1940: Five reasons why Hitler did not invade Britain

This week in the war, on 12 October 1940, Hitler postponed his planned invasion of Britain, Operation Sealion, until the spring of 1941. (By then, of course, he would have a new enemy and a different country to invade). Despite … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 29 July–4 August 1940: Invasion 1940

This week in the war, on 31 July 1940, Hitler called a meeting of senior naval officers. He decided that the success of¬†his proposed cross-Channel invasion of Britain, Operation Sealion,¬†would depend upon Germany winning the air war over England—what would … Continue reading

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