As much as half of the Royal Navy and Royal airforce were based in the North of Britain, even with air superiority in the south any invasion would have faced powerful attacks by an airforce and navy that were technologically a match for their german equivalent. A german invasion would have needed to occur prior to 1941 to have any chance of success due to the huge military build up in the UK over the period of that year. British factories were actually out producing their german counter parts by the end of 1940. Although beech defences were not as extensive as in German held Normandy there were gun emplacements on every beech, barbed wire, mines, tank traps, obsticles, hundreds of miles of trenches, flooded fields....... Unlike many European countries who were taken unawares, the British were careful to prepare civilians for war. Each village and community had a chain of command and dutys given to every civilian to be carried out in the event of invasion..... Often involving slowing the germans down. Extra defences were put in places incredibly quickly, infact the difference between war time Britain in June 1940 and1940 is striking. Modern tv and programmes give an unrealistic impression of a sleepy nation not expecting invasion but as you might expect, the reaction to the defeat of the French was frantic 1.5 million men volunteered for the home guard, initially armed with rifles and homemade incendiary devices, later in 1941 with anti tank guns and machine guns. More volenteers were put aside for the reserve force. I certainly think if the germans had attacked in july 1940 (assuming they had magically defeated the RAF and hurt the Royal Navy, had double the number of Luftwaffe they actually had and triple the number of transport ships and support ships) they could have gained a decent sized bridge head, perhaps relying on some initially panic with Dads army distracted by Mrs Miggins pie shop and the latest Soccor scores to realize what Hun was upto..... However at the time in the UK, there was a huge amount of solidarity, London being bombed actually made people more determined and prepared the nations psychy for invasion. Personally I think there would have been far more civilian resistance in the Uk than in France and the geography of the country would make it impossible for the germans to enact the huge enveloping manourvres they performed in france and Russia. London was primed to be another Stalingrad and there was a natural bottle neck between London and Bristol. Lines of anti tank defences were placed all the way through the countryside upto London. The regular british army in 1940 had 22 divisions of infantry and the equivalent of 4 panzer divisions of armour. Meaning that the Germans needed to land large formations of tanks very quickly to have any chance of success. For the british to capitulate would have required a blitzkrieg style attack (shock and awe) which was highly unlikely given the difficulties of landing tanks and troops
Realistically given the disposition of German forces in 1940 it would have required another year of preparation atleast before the germans were in a position to mount a decent sized invasion and by that time the British would have also prepared. Success of invasion was always very unlikely which is why Hitler moved on
Hitler hoped to invade of Britain in 1940 by sending barges filled with troops and equipment across the English Channel. For the invasion to succeed, the German Luftwaffe would need control of the skies (otherwise the invasion armada would be sunk by the RAF). In the Battle of Britain the Luftwaffe failed to demolish the Royal Air Force and, as autumn approached, Hitler cancelled his plans for invasion. If Britain had been conquered by Germany it is probable that the war would have been carried on by the British Empire, but there would have been nowhere from which to launch air attacks on Germany or to prepare the D-Day forces which liberated northern Europe.
Hitler hoped to invade of Britain in 1940 by sending barges filled with troops and equipment across the English Channel. For the invasion to succeed, the German Luftwaffe would need control of the skies (otherwise the invasion armada would be sunk by the RAF). In the Battle of Britain the Luftwaffe failed to demolish the Royal Air Force and, as autumn approached, Hitler cancelled his plans for invasion.If Britain had been conquered by Germany it is probable that the war would have been carried on by the British Empire, but there would have been nowhere from which to launch air attacks on Germany or to prepare the D-Day forces which liberated northern Europe.
In the final year leading up to the outbreak of World War II, relations between Great Britain and Germany deteriorated significantly. After the Munich Conference of 1938 and the German invasion of Poland in 1939, Great Britain's principal leaders finally recognized that the aggressive intentions of Germany went well beyond their publicly stated goals; Great Britain began to prepare for war, while Germany continued its already furiously-paced planning.
They went into bomb proof basements and shelters. They also did black outs, which meant that the threatening air pilots couldn't see where they were trying to bomb. Britain had sirens which were triggered by the movements in the air to tell the people that they were about to be attacked from the sky and to get ready and safe. Many sandbags were used to protect old buldings and monuments.
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