Sorry if this is familiar to you all, but I've just come across it on YouTube and thought I would bring it to arrsers' attention. The team look at elements of the defences against a theoretical successful German invasion of the Isles. *
What struck me was the use of the Home Guard as stand in place, shoot till they get you troops and their armaments which seemed inadequate for the task. Given that had the Germans got that far then a lot of our best kit would have been used up, then probably there wouldn't have been much left over for the HG.
Also I was interested to see the suggested Black Ops control centre to be used by stay behind troops if the invaders managed to pass through the defences.
Once on Shooter's Hill any invading force would have had London lie before them so I imagine the defences would also have been boosted by elements of what was left of the Regular Army.
Hope you enjoy the video if you haven't already seen it and I would be interested in any observations you have especially if you have knowledge of the place.
* I underlined theoretical so please let's not refight Sealion or the BoB which have been done to death on more than one thread, but which arrsers seem unable to resist talking about. It's just what was planned as a defence against that theoretical successful landing and if it would have been effective.