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  Operation Coronet - planned Allied invasion of Northern Japan 1946
Operation Coronet was the name of the Allied plan for invasion of the Kanto plain near Tokyo, scheduled for Spring 1946.
Operation Coronet was planned as a follow-up to Operation Olympic, which was the planned invasion of Kyushu, the southern-most Japanese island.
Neither Operation Coronet, nor Operation Olympic, took place because Japan surrendered in August 1945, immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Soviet Union's declaration of war on Japan.
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 Operation Sealion
After the invasion of France, Hitler ordered his generals to plan the invasion of Britain.
The invasion plan code name was "Operation Sealion".
The plan was to land 160,000 German soldiers along a 45 mile stretch of south-east England.
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 Operation Sealion - planned German invasion of England 1940
Operation Sealion (German: Unternehmen Seelöwe) was the name of the German plan to invade Great Britain in 1940.
The Germans Air Force (Luftwaffe) soon began Operation Eagle (German: Unternehmen Adler), which latter became known as the "Battle of Britain": the attempt to defeat and neutralize the RAF.
In any case, one thing is for sure, if the Germans successfully carried out Sealion and conquered Britain, the consequences would have been terrible both for Britain and the wider world.
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 Operation Olympic - planned US invasion of Southern Japan 1945
Operation Olympic was the name of the US plan for invasion of Kyushu (the southern-most main Japanese island) scheduled for November 1945.
The operation never took place because Japan surrendered in August 1945, immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Soviet Union's declaration of war on Japan.
If Operation Olympic had taken place, a second invasion, Operation Coronet, was planned as a follow-up and scheduled for the Spring of 1946.
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 ::Operation Sealion::
Operation Sealion was the name given by Hitler for the planned invasion of Great Britain in 1940.
Operation Sealion was never carried out during the war as the Germans lost the Battle of Britain and it is now believed that Hitler was more interested in the forthcoming attack on Russia as opposed to invading Britain.
The failure of the Germans to defeat the RAF had to lead to the cancellation of Operation Sea Lion which was announced on September 17th 1940.
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  Operation Sealion: Hitler's plan for Nazi Germany to land troops in Kent and invade Britain during World War Two.
Operation Sealion: Hitler's plan for Nazi Germany to land troops in Kent and invade Britain during World War Two.
The German landing, Operation Sealion, was scheduled for the twelfth of September.
Operation Sealion was cancelled on the seventeeth of September 1940.
www.keele.ac.uk /socs/ks45/PageGames/Reports/DoubleBlind/Sealion/Intro.htm   (275 words)

 Operation Granby - British contribution to the Gulf War
Operation Granby was the name given to the British military operations in the Persian Gulf from 1990 to 1991, that were precipitated by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990.
This includes British participation in the international Coalition's defence of Saudi Arabia (known to the Americans as "Operation Desert Shield"), and the liberation of Kuwait (known to the Americans as "Operation Desert Storm").
The operation was named after John Manners, Marquess of Granby who had commanded British forces at the Battle of Minden (1759) during the Seven Years' War.
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 Operation Sealion information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Operation Sealion (Unternehmen ("Undertaking") Seelöwe in German) was a World War II German plan to invade the United Kingdom.
The operation was postponed on September 17th, 1940.
The Battle of Britain was part of Operation Eagle (Unternehmen Adler in German), originally intended by the Luftwaffe to achieve air superiority over the Royal Air Force and allow the invasion fleet to cross the English Channel.
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 Gateway: Why Operation Sealion Wouldn't Work
In this essay, I will examine the various reasons why Operation Sealion would not work, and could not be made to work (without _extremely_ large changes) in an alternate timeline.
The supply line of Sealion would be ridiculously inadequate, and would need to be many times larger to be physically capable of transporting enough supplies for a credible invasion.
Something that is often sadly ignored in Sealion scenarios (except the ones that the Germans themselves came up with, one of the main reasons Sealion was never more than a pipe dream to them), is that the invasion fleet and its supplies must cross a body of water known as the English Channel.
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Marcus RE:Operation Sealion 5/14/2004 1:52:38 PM the german navy was to weak she couldn´t stop the royal navy to crush the invasion fleet in the english channel the german didn´t had enough LST landing boats or what ever they even tried to rebuild some river boats to transport troops
JohnBarry RE:Operation Sealion 5/14/2004 3:31:19 PM My main point was for the Germans to use a small invasion to force the British to come to them.
Ehran RE:Operation Sealion 5/29/2004 11:03:48 PM the germans would have needed to land on the order of 5 divisions to fend off the pair of canadian divisions present in england never mind the english troops.
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  Operation Sealion - The German Invasion of Britain
Operation Sealion, the German Invasion of Britain 1940.
Police rounded up trainee pilots, some barely able to fly, from pubs, dance halls and cinemas and as they reported back to their airfields they were shocked to see bombs being loaded onto their flimsy training aircraft.
Initally it was intended to invade in August but on 3rd September the High Command postponed Sealion to the 21st and then the 27th which would be the last time that year the tides would be suitable.
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  Operation Sealion
Operation Sealion (Unternehmen Seelöwe in German) was a World War II German plan to invade Britain.
The operation was postponed on September 17th, 1940, and eventually became shelved indefinitely.
The Battle of Britain was part of Operation Eagle (Unternehmen Adler in German) originally intended to allow the Luftwaffe to achieve air superiority over the Royal Air Force and allow the invasion fleet to cross the English Channel.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Operation Sealion
Operation Sealion (Unternehmen Seelöwe in German) was a World War II Nazi Germany plan to invade the United Kingdom, beginning in 1940.
The operation was postponed in late 1940 and later abandoned entirely in 1943.
The operation was postponed on September 17 1940.
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 Operation Sea Lion - Ask.com Web Search
Operation Sealion: Hitler's plan for Nazi Germany to land troops in...
The German landing, Operation Sealion, was scheduled for the twelfth of September.
Operation Sealion (Unternehmen Seelöwe in German) was a World War II Nazi Germany...
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 Operation Sealion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unfortunately for these suggestions, the plan for Sealion was perhaps the most flawed plan in the history of modern warfare.
The operational plan was to sail the barges in and capture it.
Operation Sealion can only be described as a blueprint for a German disaster.
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 A Name Too Far
The Pentagon quickly redesignated the buildup Operation Enduring Freedom, a name that manages to be both grandiose and dangerously ambiguous -- you can be sure that some parties will see an interest in translating it so that "freedom" comes out as the object rather than the subject of the verb.
In fact Churchill himself urged that names be carefully chosen so as not to suggest the character of the operation, particularly after British intelligence intercepted references to a German operation called Sealion and guessed that it was a plan to invade Britain.
Operation Just Cause was followed by operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the first time the word "operation" was swollen to apply to a full-blown war.
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 Operation Dragoon - Allied Invasion of Southern France 1944
Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France that took place on August 15th 1944.
After the landing, the Germans rapidly retreated, and the principal obstacle to the Allied advance was lack of supplies, especially vehicle fuel, rather than German opposition.
Nevertheless, the Operation Dragoon force met up with the Allied forces advancing from Normandy in mid-September in the vicinty of Dijon.
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 Sealion Fails parts 1 to 12
The entire operation was to be a gamble typical of Hitler: The Luftwaffe would be withdrawn from operations against the reeling French army and re-oriented for operations against England while the Panzer force would continue to grind down the Dunkerque pocket.
Germany's continuing economic difficulties as a result of the river barge losses during the Sealion debacle meant that Army Group South was relegated to a holding attack, but north of the Pripyet Marshes, Army Groups North and Center exploded across the frontier in all of the Wehrmacht's customary fury.
All the rivers were in flood, which made it a difficult operation to repair the bridges destroyed by the Soviets in retreat.
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 DIRECTIVE No. 16   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The purpose of this operation will be to eliminate the English mother country as a base for continuation of the war against Germany and, if it should become necessary, to occupy the entire island.
The amphibious operation must be carried out as a surprise crossing on a broad front extending approximately from Ramsgate to the region of the Isle of Wight, with Luftwaffe elements assuming the role of artillery, and naval units assuming the role of engineers.
From 1 August on, the operations staffs of the commanders in chief of the Army, the Navy, and the Luftwaffe must be within the area with a maximum radius of 30 miles from my headquarters at Ziegenberg.
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 Sealion - results of Sandhurst Wargame I
Operation Sealion - summary of an exercise held at the Staff College, Sandhurst in 1974.
The full text is in 'Sealion' by Richard Cox.
The scenario is based on the known plans of each side, plus previously unpublished Admiralty weather records for September 1940.
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 Operation Whale Information
Operation Whale ("Unternehmen Wal" or "Unternehmen Walfisch" in German) was the name of two separate German Intelligence (Abwehr) plans conceived in 1940.
Planning for Whale took place when all Irish operations were prohibited by Abwehr chief Wilhelm Canaris.
In order to work around the direct order not to interfere in Irish affairs, Abwehr Section leader Kurt Haller sought permission for an operation which had the stated aim of seeking assistance from Welsh and Scots groups although the outright aim was to seek further contacts with Ireland.
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 Operation Sea Lion - Ask.com Web Search
Operation Sea Lion: German plans for the invasion of England, 1939-1942...
Operation Sea lion; the projected invasion of England in 1940, an account of the German preparations and the British countermeasures.
Operation Sea Lion : the projected invasion of England in 1940,...
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 Pearson Education - 3rd Quarter 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This new, alternative history produces evidence that, whilst the tactics and courage of the Nazi army were indisputably masterful, their failure to plan would ultimately lead to defeat.
Following events in Europe from the attack on Poland by Germany in September 1939 to the Battle of Britain a year later, this book (Invasion: Operation Sealion 1940) includes the details of the preparations the Germans made for Operation Sealion.
In the event Operation Sealion was not put into action in the autumn of 1940.
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 Thus Perished Operation Sea Lion - The Churchill Centre
Their airmen, well aware of their greater numbers, were also the proud victors of Poland, Norway, the Low Countries, France; ours had supreme confidence in themselves as individuals and that determination which the British race displays in fullest measure when in supreme adversity.
From the beginning of Dunkirk, all the daylight actions in the South of England and already been conducted by him, and all his arrangements and apparatus had been brought to the highest perfection.
The Supreme Command was exercised from the Fighter Headquarters at Staninore, but the actual handling of the direction of the squadrons was wisely left to Number 11 Group, which controlled the units through its fighter stations located in each county.
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 Fortress - Articles -The German use of tank turrets as fixed fortifications
However, as offence turned to defence in the west with the cancellation of Operation Sealion (the invasion of Great Britain) plans were put in place to install such defences all along the coast of occupied Europe - the so-called 'Atlantic Wall'.
This was to enable the construction of an angled apron of concrete, which was designed to prevent enemy fire from penetrating the bunker and to prevent blast damage to the loose soil around the turret when the gun fired.
In addition, because the turret sat so close to the ground, operators were instructed to clear plants and trees (and in the winter, snow) which might otherwise impair the effective operation of the turret.
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 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Autumn 1995
Naming operations seems to have originated with the German General Staff during the last two years of World War I. The Germans used code names primarily to preserve operational security, though the names were also a convenient way of referring to subordinate and successive operations.
Operation Just Cause ushered in a new era in the nicknaming of US military operations, one in which operations are given names carefully selected to shape perceptions about them.
However righteous an operation might appear to be, a name like Just Cause can be distasteful to the media and general public, not necessarily because they disagree with the justness of the cause, but because they resent having such words put (literally) in their mouths.
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 The Forum of the 1.Jagdmoroner Abteilung - Sea Lion vs. Overlord
About Luftwaffe anti-ship capability, during Operation Dynamo Luftwaffe manage to sink five destroyers the two days (29th May and 1 June) when the weather was good and the allied operated destroyers in the area.
At that point why waste time planning an operation that would probably never occur and would probably be a disaster if it did when there were real operations to plan that had a chance of success.
Undoubtedly a bloody nose for the RN but apropos to Sealion note that despite absolute Axis air supremacy the seaborne invasion of Crete was utterly defeated.
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