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If Britain Had Fallen: The Real Nazi Occupation Plans

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Based on a classic television film of the same name, If Britain Had Fallen covers every phase of the subject, from the German pre-invasion maneuvring and preparations, the landing of troops, to the German seizure of power. What follows is a fascinating contemplation of what it would have been like to live day to day under German occupation, creating a new reality that is t ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Greenhill Books (first published September 1st 1975)
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Manchester Military History Society (MMHS)
"Later that afternoon with the Germans already in Trafalgar Square and advancing down Whitehall to take their position in the rear, the enemy unit advancing across St. James 'Park made their final charge. Several of those in the Downing Street position were already dead... and at last the Bren ceased its chatter, its last magazine emptied.

Churchill reluctantly abandoned the machine-gun, drew his pistol and with great satisfaction, for it was a notoriously inaccurate weapon, shot dead the first G
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Guido
Nov 10, 2012 Guido rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A chilling account of what might have happened, if Hitler had invaded and conquered Great Britain. I am not quite raving with enthusiasm, as Longmate focuses too much on the situation in the Channel Islands, the only British territory occupied by the Nazis. Bear in mind that I am Dutch, and the Netherlands suffered a brutal occupation between 1940 and '45, with 110,000 people deported and massacred for not matching Hitler's definition of a true Aryan.

Whilst this is a subject of pure conjecture,
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Sarah Crawford
Jul 01, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very well done book. It is only slightly fictional with the vast majority of the book based on actual known facts of what the Nazis had done in other countries and what they had planned to do in England if they had successfully invaded them.

The author is also careful to point out which chapters (only 3) are more fictional/speculative while the rest of them are based solidly on known Nazi plans and activities. The Channel Islands are also discussed since these were British territory tha
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Nicki
Interesting subject, but not very well written. Lots of long, meandering sentences that make it hard for a reader to keep the thread, plus strange sentence construction.
Ipswichblade
Decent enough book but nothing special
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