- Nov 2010
- Stockport Cheshire UK
The war game was conducted at Sandhurst, the military training school of the British Army, and because of this it was agreed that the invasion force would be allowed to land a sizeable force before any serious interference from the Royal Navy took place in order to judge the ability of the British army to resist the invasion.The War Game in 1974 included Galland and Ruge on its panel of umpires,. It utilised plans as known at the time, though it was not then realised the Germans would attempt landing of much support material on day one also- possibly overoptimistic. The game assumed the Luftwaffe did not have air superiority but did not attack London and that upwards of 90,000 men got ashore on Day 1.
The decisive action was British naval intervention subsequently which ultimately wrecked the support fleet. Unable to supply or reinforce the troops ashore, the invasion failed and only 15,400 were deemed to have returned to German territory.