Images of War - The Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe Blitz: Rare photographs from Wartime ArchivesКНИГИ / ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ
Название: Images of War - The Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe Blitz: Rare photographs from Wartime Archives Автор: Philip Kaplan Издательство: Pen and Sword ISBN: 178159368X Год: 2013 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 144 Размер: 6,1 МБ Язык: Английский
After its attack on Poland in 1939, Britain and France had declared war on Germany. The Germans were suddenly in a war they had risked and now had to fight, and they planned an invasion of Britain to destroy that enemy's potential for making war. The plan, Operation Sea Lion, called for implementation by the autumn of 1940 and depended on German forces defeating and eliminating the Royal Air Force, clearing the English Channel of British mines, dominating the coastal zone between occupied France and England with heavy artillery, and eliminating the Royal Navy as a threat.