Operation Sea Lion: A Joint Critical Analysis, Or, How Hitler Could Have Won, If He Were More Joint

McCanne, Lt Col Randy

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Three U.S. officers – one from the Air Force, one from the Army, and one from the Navy – met at the Joint Forces Staff College to argue that a truly “joint” approach could have produced success for Hitler in Operation Sea Lion, the proposed invasion of England in 1940.<p>

Military history contains many lessons from which the warfighting doctrine of the individual services, as well as joint doctrine, is derived. World War II stands as one of the major contributors of valuable lessons learned.