World War: BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Invasion Preview

Last week Britain was invaded—fortunately by a British Army. The British War Office, alert for the real thing, ordered large-scale invasion exercises on the east coast north of London.

It was supposed that four divisions of Germans attempted a landing, succeeded in getting ashore with 50% casualties, and with the remainder—an armored division and a division of mobile artillery and infantry—attempted to drive on London. Tough, well-trained assault troops were pitted against equally tough, equally practiced defenders. In all, 75,000 men and 10,000 vehicles took part.

For days and nights the troops...

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