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  • #31
    Originally posted by UGLYGUTS View Post
    What were the Germans playing at?,

    This puts my peddleo idea to shame, each can carry two men plus kit and only cost five pound for a full hour.
    I hate to delve into TTTSNBN but it was proposed that the Germans tow submersible concrete supply tubes across the Channel using U-Boats, release them off shore, and ground crews would drag the tubes ashore and receive the supplies.
    If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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    • #32
      OK I'll bite. Now a total fixed link to UK from say Calais well that would require lots of ignoring by the RAF . But what if some german engineer had come up with this scenario. Concrete pontoons, a break water of
      old ships sunk out side the pontoons and on the pontoos metal roadways. That could have been done, indeed we did it twice,with the
      MULBERRY harbors 1 on the US side at , I think St Laurent and the UK side at Ammaronches . The latter survived a storm shortly after D day the former didn't.
      So IMHO this could have been done off the Kentish beaches or off Suffolk & Norfolk beaches too. Of course it means postponing the Russia operation for a while . And you still have to flatten the RAF . But it just could have worked.

      "To all who serve , have or will serve , Thank You"

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      • #33
        Originally posted by strathnaver View Post
        OK I'll bite. Now a total fixed link to UK from say Calais well that would require lots of ignoring by the RAF . But what if some german engineer had come up with this scenario. Concrete pontoons, a break water of
        old ships sunk out side the pontoons and on the pontoos metal roadways. That could have been done, indeed we did it twice,with the
        MULBERRY harbors 1 on the US side at , I think St Laurent and the UK side at Ammaronches . The latter survived a storm shortly after D day the former didn't.
        So IMHO this could have been done off the Kentish beaches or off Suffolk & Norfolk beaches too. Of course it means postponing the Russia operation for a while . And you still have to flatten the RAF . But it just could have worked.

        The easy way would be to launch a commando style raid using merchent ships and just seize Dover harbour. With a airlanding on the cliffs to divert the garrison timed to begin simultainously with the sea landing?

        Your still going to loose in the long term but in IMO but it saves having to build all those tunnels and tubes.
        "Sometimes its better to light a flamethrower than to curse the darkness" T Pratchett

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        • #34
          The Germans don't need a land bridge. All they needed was to initiate OPERATION OLYMPIAD. This is where 4 divisions of German troops, disguised as Olympic swimmers, swim across the channel, with hundreds of other Germans rowing along side as "timekeepers and lifeguards". Once ashore at Dover,the boaters quickly pull out weapon/equipment containers, and the assault is on. The beach is secure before you can say "Bobs your Uncle"

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          • #35
            If the olympic swimmer idea does not fly then perhaps a reenactment of the Norman invasion. The British rulers could be fooled into allowing this as they were all decended from the Norman inaders.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
              The easy way would be to launch a commando style raid using merchent ships and just seize Dover harbour.
              "Ahoy there"
              "Bitte, ve are ein Britischer merchant wessel vot has lost its vay. Pleez allow to pass, dankeschoen"

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              • #37
                Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
                The easy way would be to launch a commando style raid using merchent ships and just seize Dover harbour. With a airlanding on the cliffs to divert the garrison timed to begin simultainously with the sea landing?

                Your still going to loose in the long term but in IMO but it saves having to build all those tunnels and tubes.
                An commando raid to take Dover, or any other port would be a German version of the Dieppe Raid and probably as costly in men lost. They would have had to find some better beaches .

                "To all who serve , have or will serve , Thank You"

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                • #38
                  But what if they had the cloak of invisibility, huh, huh, huh?!
                  If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

                  Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Gooner View Post
                    "Ahoy there"
                    "Bitte, ve are ein Britischer merchant wessel vot has lost its vay. Pleez allow to pass, dankeschoen"
                    How about pretending to be Dutch? Escaping from brutal german opression and carrying the entire out put of the Heineken and Orangieboom breweries to safety.

                    That should work? Hell if that doesnt get them an armed escort into Dover harbour I dont know what will.

                    Failing that maybe if the wore nuns robes under the invisibility cloaks?
                    "Sometimes its better to light a flamethrower than to curse the darkness" T Pratchett

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
                      How about pretending to be Dutch? Escaping from brutal german opression and carrying the entire out put of the Heineken and Orangieboom breweries to safety.

                      That should work? Hell if that doesnt get them an armed escort into Dover harbour I dont know what will.

                      Failing that maybe if the wore nuns robes under the invisibility cloaks?
                      NUNS!? Hot damn, I didn't think about nuns! And if they promised to teach a group of underprivliged kids to sing too........man, they'd be in the tall cotton then!
                      If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

                      Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by D1J1 View Post
                        NUNS!? Hot damn, I didn't think about nuns! And if they promised to teach a group of underprivliged kids to sing too........man, they'd be in the tall cotton then!
                        So, we disguise the German airborne troops as Nuns beneath their cloaks of invisibility. They secure the castle and the access roads to Dover then throw off the cloaks of invisibility and "treat" the british garrison to a resounding chorus of "Climb every mountain, then club them unconcious with their guitars.

                        The Crews of the "Dutch" vessels have their jackboots replaced by clogs there by confirming their dutchness to even the most alert sailor in the docks. They advance behind a wave of premium bottled lager which they offer to the garrison on the basis of 36 bottles for one rifle and 64 for each machine gun. Once the lager has been drunk they can put their boots back on and signal to France for reinforcements.

                        By my reckoning they should be in London by six pm assuming a landing time of three in the morning.

                        Simple really. I am suprised the Germans didnt think of it themselves. The biggest danger is that if the garrison of Dover is entirely made up of tone deaf anti catholic teetotalers the plan falls apart.
                        "Sometimes its better to light a flamethrower than to curse the darkness" T Pratchett

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                        • #42
                          I'm glad to see we are treating this thread with the respect it deserves!

                          Now, if we could only work up a plausible strategy for alien intervention.

                          Regards,
                          Dennis
                          If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

                          Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by D1J1 View Post
                            I'm glad to see we are treating this thread with the respect it deserves!

                            Now, if we could only work up a plausible strategy for alien intervention.

                            Regards,
                            Dennis
                            Well, seeing as you asked

                            "I dont like it. its too quite" Said Sergent Simpkins of A Company Dover Home guard.

                            "whats that"! He muttered to himself. as a jaunty musical tune wafted out of the mist. "The beach boys?" Then shouted to his men."Brace yourselves lads!. The alien nazi surfers are coming!"
                            "Sometimes its better to light a flamethrower than to curse the darkness" T Pratchett

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Parasocko View Post
                              The Germans don't need a land bridge. All they needed was to initiate OPERATION OLYMPIAD. This is where 4 divisions of German troops, disguised as Olympic swimmers, swim across the channel, with hundreds of other Germans rowing along side as "timekeepers and lifeguards". Once ashore at Dover,the boaters quickly pull out weapon/equipment containers, and the assault is on. The beach is secure before you can say "Bobs your Uncle"
                              You crack me up laughing!Germans are not prone to be great Swimmers,can;t see how that would work!lol.

                              But, the germans did have made up BRITISH unifroms,they were planning to use them when they invaded Briton.
                              But the germans were caught,nd the british found all these BRITISH uniforms in germans hands.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Heidi View Post
                                You crack me up laughing!Germans are not prone to be great Swimmers,can;t see how that would work!lol.
                                Hmmm, you obviously are too young to remember the old East German women's Olympic swimmers then. IIRC their team name could have been the "Silverbacks."
                                If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

                                Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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