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This terrifying alternative reality is actually based on historical facts. The book follows the real course of events up to1 September, including the planning in Britain and Germany, and the aerial war. The fictional story then supposes that the Germans halted their advance in France along the Seine and the Aisne after the fall of Paris and that Marshal Petain conceded an armistice at that point. The Panzer divisions are thus able to rest and re-equip in northern France...A brilliant blend of meticulous research and imagination, this book is bound to appeal to anyone with an interest in the causes and effects of historical events, and indeed to anyone interested in world war history itself.
Martin Marix-Evans is an experienced full-time military history writer. His previous books include: English Civil War: Naseby, June 1645 (Pen & Sword, 2002); The Fall of France (Osprey, 2000); The Boer War (Osprey 1999); The Battles of the Somme (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998); Retreat Hell: We Just Got Here (Osprey, 1998); Passchendale and the Battle of Ypres (Osprey, 1997).Angus McGeoch will be translating the German material (he has previously translated 'Hitler's Henchmen' by Guido Knopp (Sutton, 2000).
Introduction. Chapter One: The Fall of Norway and France. Chapter Two: The Defence of Britain. Chapter Three: Planning Sealion. Chapter Four: The Gathering Force. Chapter Five: Controlling the Sea and the Sky. Chapter Six: Assessing the Terrain and the Defences. Chapter Seven: Landing Area B - Hythe to Dungeness. Chapter Eight: Landing Area C - Rye Bay. Chapter Nine: Landing Area D - Pevensey Bay. Chaoter Ten: Landing Area E - Rottingdean to Cuckmerehaven. Chapter Eleven: The British Reaction. Chapter Twelve: The Final Round.
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