From numbers that I have read, the Army wantd to invade with 16 Divisions however the numbers below seem to be the settled number if the invasion was to go ahead. It is said that Hitler was prepared to offer Britain generous peace terms. Hitler had planned an economic war which could have taken a long time to be effective. However, a military conquest of Britain would be swift and decisive. The military success of the German military since September 1939, seem to confirm in Hitler’s mind that an attack on a demoralised British Army would be swift. To be successful, the German machine needed: Control of the Channel, Control of the skies & Good weather What did Britain have to throw against these landings if the navy had not been able to destroy the landing forces en route? The projected invasion on Britain included: Army Group A (6 divisions) invading Kent via the areas near Ramsgate, Folkstone and Bexhill Army Group A (4 divisions) invading Sussex and Hampshire via the area around Brighton and the Isle of Wight. Army Group B (3 divisions) invading Dorset via Lyme Bay From Kent, Army Group A would advance to south-east London and then to Malden and St. Albans north of London. From Sussex/Hampshire, the 4 divisions of Army Group A would advance to the west of London and meet up with the other 6 divisions of Army Group A, thus encircling London. Other parts of the group would head towards Gloucester and the River Severn region. From Dorset, Army Group B would advance to Bristol. Operation Sealion looked simple in theory. Britain should have been an easy target. The RAF and the Army in Britain looked weak; only the Royal Navy seemed to offer Britain some semblance of protection. What in essence could they have done? There were plans on paper - What did they entail?