Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sea Lion Books Part 1

Wanted to share with you my reading list for this project. It will grow as there are a number of titles I am reading grow.

  • Operation Sea Lion by Peter Fleming 1957
  • Invasion: The German Invasion of England, July 1940 by Kenneth Macksey 1980
  • Sea Lion by Richard Cox 1977
  • More to come…
  • Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940 by Henrik Lunde 2009
  • Hitler's Armada: The Royal Navy and the Defence of Great Britain, April - October 1940 by Geoff Hewitt 2008
  • The Home Guard: A Military And Political History S.P. Mackenzie 1995
On the reading list to get
  • Ultra goes to war by Ronald Lewin 1978
  • The Ultra Secret by F. W. Winterbotham 1975
On order
  • When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940 by Robin Prior 2015
  • If War Should Come: Defence Preparations on the South Coast, 1935-1939 by Philip MacDougall 2013
 As the list grows I will move it over to its own page. Any suggestions are welcome.


  1. With an interest in the 1940 Norway Campaign, Lunde is on my Reading List too.
    I have a number of other Norway 1940 recommendations if your interests divert into that direction.

    1. Thank you Jonathan, my interest in Operation Weserübung comes not from the campaign but in how the Germans planned for it. I have one chapter left in Lunde and it is a good read, but could of done with a better editor.

    2. Just finished the sections I needed for research. Send me your address and I will send it to you. Jonyuengling @ gmail.Com

  2. One paper and a bag of links

    Arming the British Home Guard, 1940-1944

    Defence of Britain Project:
    Mapping known and still extant field defences .

    And their associated KMZ file for use in Google Earth:

    Pillboxes UK

    Not just pillboxes but other defences barricades and demolitions

    Coleshill House - Aux units and other invasion related information.

    1. Thank you very much. You are contributing to the addiction.