World War: Invasion & Counter-Invasion

Rumors of thwarted invasions of Great Britain have gone the rounds from time to time ever since the fall of France.

Last week BBC came out with a thin account of another "invasion" attempt. Since mid-October, it said, 15 German infantrymen from eight different units had been captured "at ports on the English southeast coast, and were in fact the first members of the great German invasion Army to reach England alive." What this amounted to was nothing more than proof of what military people would naturally expect, i.e., cross-channel raids by small parties of both sides to feel out enemy dispositions.


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