Operation Sealion

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Operation Sealion


Top: A bicycle section of the Royal West Kents skirmishes with German elements in the English countryside c.1940
Bottom: German defectors is arrested by the British Home Guard
Date July 10, 1940 – November 3, 1940
(3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
Location Southern England, United Kingdom
Result United Kingdom and Allied victory
  • German troops fail to land in Britain
  • German command abandons plans to invade Britain
Belligerents
United Kingdom German Reich
Commanders and leaders
Henry Page Croft
Edward VIII
Hugh Dowding
Quintin Brand
Keith Park
Adolf Hitler
Herman Goering
Albert Kesselring
Strength
37,500 soldiers 89,780 soldiers
Casualties and losses
<1,000 ~62,000