The British make Fun of Hitler Fighting for Freedom!
A fascinating account, by the brother of Ian Fleming, about the preparations made by Hitler's Germany during the Second World War to invade and conquer Britain, and the counter-measures by Britain under Winston Churchill to prevent such an invasionA fascinating account, by the brother of Ian Fleming, about the preparations made by Hitler's Germany during the Second World War to invade and conquer Britain, and the counter-measures by Britain under Winston Churchill to prevent such an invasion taking place.
Fleming outlines the overwhelming desire by Hitler for Britain to capitulate by the mere threat of invasion because underneath his boasting and crowing he had a high regard for the British, and wanted them on his side. Although he planned for invasion, he planned far too late and left it too late, so that the British were able after the debacle of the BEF to regroup and rearm.
The book reads very much like a burlesque with the British, now over the defeat in France, taking great delight in mocking the attempts of Hitler to intimidate them by his threats and bombing raids. Although Fleming registers the light-hearted attitude of the British to invasion, he also shows that underneath there were desperate attempts to prepare themselves for the eventuality. It needs to be remembered that nearly 147,000 were killed or seriously injured during the bombing raids. Churchill's speeches gave courage to the faint-hearted. The refusal of the Cabinet to leave London and, the presence of the much-loved King and Queen wandering among the bombed ruins of the capital inspired every Londoner.
The antics of the Home Guard, the weapons with which they were initially provided, and the abundance of ideas pouring from the populace to defeat the enemy should they invade make for light-hearted episodes in an otherwise desperate and serious period in the life of the United Kingdom....Continua Nascondi
Written in 1957 by the brother of the creator of James Bond, this is particularly fascinating as it deals with the German preparations to invade my own country and shows how they (probably) would have failed.