World War II Plans That Never Happened (Paperback)
The True Story of Cancelled Invasions, Assassinations and Secret Weapons Operations from 1939-1945
Amber Books, 9781782748809, 192pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
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Nazis capturing the Pope, the British attacking the Soviet Union upon Hitler's defeat, or Japan seizing the Panama Canal: these ideas may seem unbelievable to us now. But during World War II, both the Allied and Axis powers intended to carry out these schemes and others equally far-fetched. World War II Plans That Never Happened tells the stories of some of the most secret and outrageous plots dreamed up during the war, but that never came to fruition. Many of these might well have changed the course of history--including Germany's plan to annex bases in Spain and Portugal and invade Switzerland, America's plan to strike V-1 bases in Europe, and Britain's plan to invade Norway and Sweden in 1939/40. Using documents from the war archives, the book explains the context of each scheme and explores whether it could have been successful, and what impact it might have had on the war.