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Old 15th February 2018, 03:20 PM   #578
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Hitler admitted he didn't understand sea power and apart from a brief period up to WW1
Germany never made any attempt to be a sea power.

Sealion was treated as just a wide river crossing which was the job of light forces who would capture a small bridgehead and hold on until a pontoon bridge was thrown across.

Sealion would use light forces to capture a port which would receive the main force by ship.

For Overlord it was understood that everything would have to come over the landing beaches for quite a time after D-Day and planning was undertaken accordingly.
It's almost as if one was serious, and the other was just sufficient to enable the generals to tell a dangerously volatile leader that the planning was underway.
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