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Old December 29th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #1

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After Sealion


German forces stage a landing on the British coast on Sept 21, 1940. Despite British efforts (they had two days to watch German preparations due to a pause because of bad weather, the bad weather preventing the British from making pre-emptive strikes though) the Germans make surprisingly quick advances, but are stopped on the 23rd with a massive British/Irish/ANZAC/Indian/Free French/Polish counterattack and pushed back towards the sea over the next two days with heavy causalities. The Germans evacuate their troops back to France.

It is now the 29th of September 1940, as the German POWs make their way to prisoner-of-war camps, what do you think happen next?

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German forces stage a landing on the British coast on Sept 21, 1941. Despite British efforts (they had two days to watch German preparations due to a pause because of bad weather, the bad weather preventing the British from making pre-emptive strikes though) the Germans make surprisingly quick advances, but are stopped on the 23rd with a massive British/Irish/ANZAC/Indian/Free French/Polish counterattack and pushed back towards the sea over the next two days with heavy causalities. The Germans evacuate their troops back to France.

It is now the 29th of September 1941, as the German POWs make their way to prisoner-of-war camps, what do you think happen next?
WWII?
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Yes. World War II based on the Sealion war game. The Germans have surrendered and how would Britain react next.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat..._Lion_(wargame)
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Yes. World War II based on the Sealion war game. The Germans have surrendered and how would Britain react next.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat..._Lion_(wargame)
"Sealion" was proposed for 1940, not 1941.

The failure of Sealion in 1940 wouldn't really have changed much, a few 10's of thousands of extra German casualties might have blunted Operations Marita & Merkur somewhat, but probably not enough to make much difference
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Do you really mean 1941 (when German was fully engaged in Russia) or 1940 ?
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Fixed. I meant 1940 not 1941. My apologies.
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If Germany had actually executed Operation Sea Lion, it would have resulted in a an absolute military disaster IMO

Much of the Luftwaffe would be lost as well as what remained of the German surface fleet plus 2-3 corps of its best troops.

Sea Lion may well have ham strung Barbarossa.
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Hitler's best chance to invade the UK was to build a navy in secret, long-range bombers, or even chemical/nuclear weapons. The British were willing to use chemical weapons to deter German attack. I'm sure Hitler would have too, had the need arose.
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