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Two New Articles Posted by Guest Authors

on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 17:35

Good day. We just wanted to let you know that two new articles have now been posted to the Articles Section of The Globe At War. These articles are the first in our new "long-form" series that takes a more in depth look at historical events and/or recent/current military operations. What's more, our authors are both veterans of the U.S. Navy. Please read on for more about our authors and their work.

The first, "Sea Lion vs. Overlord" offers an in depth analysis and comparison of Germany's never launched invasion of England (asking and answering the question "what if Germany had attempted

Sea Lion vs. Overlord

on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 19:34

By Larry Parker*

One of the favorite topics of alternative history (and one of the scenarios endlessly replayed in war games such as Axis & Allies and 3rd Reich) is what if Germany had attempted Operation Sea Lion. Assuming a Luftwaffe victory over the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain was Sea Lion feasible in other respects? Could Hitler have knocked the United Kingdom out of the war in the summer of 1940 or would the attempt have led to his first major defeat?