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Why didn’t Germany invade Britain during WW2?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Operation Sea Lion (German: Unternehmen Seelöwe) was the plan to invade the United Kingdom by the Nazis during World War II. The plan began in 1940. However, Germany first had to control the sky and sea of the English Channel before a land invasion. It didn't, that's why.

    The reasons it didn't get control are many, some controversial but far too much data to include here. People write books on stuff like that.

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  • 2 months ago

    They were far too busy on other fronts on the continent to stretch their resources that far at the time.  They seemed mostly content to attempt to cut off supply to Britain by sinking all the merchant ships they could with their U-boats, apart from all the repetitive bombing raids on London and major cities.  

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    • Fred
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      2 months agoReport

      It's more like: we captured Germany's code machinery and  future code set information. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Operation Sea Lion (German: Unternehmen Seelöwe) was the plan to invade the United Kingdom by the Nazis during World War II. The plan began in 1940. However, Germany first had to control the sky and sea of the English Channel before a land invasion. It didn't, that's why.

    The reasons it didn't get control are many, some controversial but far too much data to include here. People write books on stuff like that.

    • Ludwig
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      2 months agoReport

      Correct.  And there are any number of modern, readable textbooks on WWII that detail  the whole thing.  Some missing from the shelves of one or two here.  Try 'The World At War' with associated videos.  No excuse for failing a modern history exam.

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  • 2 months ago

    The Germans lost the Battle of Britain so Hitler decided to invade Russia.

    • Ludwig
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      2 months agoReport

      Interesting question.  When and why did he take the decision to invade Russia, and why did he do so AFTER failing to invade the UK and not before?  Read Mein Kampf.  Some insights there.

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  • Dj2541
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    2 months ago

    There is this  funney  little  piece  of  water called  the  ENGLISH CHANNEL??

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    • Ludwig
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      2 months agoReport

      Yep.  No air superiority. No naval superiority.  And you want to try an opposed amphibious assault.  Well cheery ho lets see how that one works out.  Gallipoli anyone?

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  • 2 months ago

    Hitler chose not too, but instead turned round and attacked russia.

    • Ludwig
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      2 months agoReport

      History - FAIL

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  • 2 months ago

    At first because Hitler had hoped to sign a treaty with GB

    Then,because they could not defeat the British Air Corp

    which would sink the German invasions ships

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    • Ludwig
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      2 months agoReport

      That is not a bad analysis.  He truly thought he could get a UK still traumatised by the mass casualties of WWI to engage with him in another European war devised by Germany.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The Royal Navy, which was still one of the two largest in the world, and the R.A.F.

    • Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      the royal Navy in 1940 was the Largest

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  • 2 months ago

    They were having a very costly time trying to get control of the air space over Britain. Without control of the air space they felt it would be very hard to invade. I also think they did not really have the necessary ships and other equipment to transport men and materials. They could not take their big tanks with them and that was a big part of their military advantage. 

    • Ludwig
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      2 months agoReport

      Without Air Superiority an opposed amphibious landing is a death scene.  Goering promised Hitler he could defeat the ~RAF   But he couldn't.  And the plan died there.

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  • 2 months ago

    They were very close, trying, they did not because bad azz American stepped into the fray and sealed the deal

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    • Ludwig
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      2 months agoReport

      You mong.   The Germans had to shelve 'Operation Sealion' because we defeated the Luftwaffe and they were screwed.

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