Operation
Coronet
  Operation
Olympic
  Operation
Sealion
   
 
   
Operation Sealion

German Forces
   Army
   Kriegsmarine
   Luftwaffe

Barges

Famous Quotes

Problems

Sealion & Barbarossa



Sealion Facts

Sealion Maps



Books
   Hitler Options
   Invasion
   Invasion!
   Invasion, 1940
   Operation Sea Lion
   SS-GB

DVDs
   It Happened Here


Our Other Military Sites

World War II
Operation Barbarossa
1941 German Invasion of Russia
Operation Citadel
1943 The Battle of Kursk
Operation Dragoon
1944 Invasion of southern France
Operation Varsity
1945 Crossing the Rhine

Invasions That Never Were
Operation Sealion
1940 German invasion of England
Operation Olympic
1945 US invasion of southern Japan
Operation Coronet
1946 US invasion of northern Japan

Special Forces
Operation Entebbe
1976 Entebbe Airport Rescue
Operation Nimrod
1980 Iranian Embassy Siege

British Cold War Operations
Operation Musketeer
1956 Suez Crisis
Operation Corporate
1982 Falklands War
Operation Black Buck
1982 Vulcan raids on Port Stanley
Operation Granby
1990-91 Persian Gulf

British Post Cold War
Operation Herrick
2002- Afghanistan

 
   
Operation Sealion   >   Sealion & Barbarossa

   
 

Operation Sealion & Operation Barbarossa


Hitler's War Directive No. 21 ordered preparations for Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.

Hitler's War Directive No. 21 ordering preparations for Operation Barbarossa
On June 22nd. 1941, Germany launched an invasion of the USSR, Operation Barbarossa. At the time this happened, although Operation Sealion (the planned invasion of England) had been effectively cancelled, it was only officially postponed (it was not officially cancelled until 1942).

The element of surprise was of crucial importance for Operation Barbarossa. For example, in Hitler's War Directive No. 21, ordering preparations for Operation Barbarossa, he stated "It is of decisive importance that our intention to attack should not be known.".

In order to increase their chances of achieving the necessary surprise, the Germans made use of their plans for Operation Sealion as deception plan - to try to make their enemies think they intended to attack England rather than the USSR. There were two parts to the deception plan.
  • Operation Shark (Haifisch) began in April 1941. It was intended to give the impression that the Germans would launch an invasion of England, with the German navy (Kriegsmarine) ferrying troops from Rotterdam, Cherbourg, and other major ports, to invade England at Folkestone, Worthing, and other points on the South coast.

  • Operation Harpoon (Harpune) which gave the impression of further preparations for Operation Sealion occuring in France, Denmark, and Norway


Your Comments

Please share your comments on this page:

   



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Note: This site is not affiliated with nor endorsed by any military or government organization.

Copyright © 2007-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.