The History channel did a documentary about this years ago.
His plan was to gain air superiority, and mass drop Fallschirmjäger (the German Paratroopers) to gain a foothold on the landing zone, and secure local towns and villages.
Then, he was going to send a few Panzer divisions by ship, and Blitz over the British Mainland, just as they did in France.
After London was secured, Government officials were to be arrested and placed in internment camps for life. The Government would be replaced by an Occupational Local Government. The Waffen SS, and Gestapo were to track down anyone who supported or led opposing parties, such as Communists, Nationalists, Liberals, Monarchy supporters etc... And either execute them or arrest them.
Farmers and buisness owners were to give a percentage of what they had to soldiers every week, and if they didn't were arrested and tried. Ireland would have been a Nazi puppet state, with ay opposing parties given up to the Nazis, and a Pro Nazi government installed, or they were to be left alone, as they were no threat to Germany.
Local Resistance, if found would all be executed, along with all the men in the village they were found in. The woman would have been raped, and so on. The war would have been over, as no more Nations opposed Germany. They wouldn't have invaded the Soviet Union, and that would have been it. Apparently.
Eventually the Soviets would have attacked though, and there would have been no stopping them.
The Documentary is called "Hitlers Britain" it was fairly good, and informative.
My Grandmother and Grandfather were both 15 in 1940. I would quite possibly not exist today if the Nazis invaded, as my family would have resisted after a long Military history.
I'm glad it happened the way it did.
· 6 years ago