Never-before-seen pictures show German forces training with armoured landing craft as they prepared to conquer Britain in 1940
Chilling photographs showing the Germans preparing to invade Britain during the Second World War have emerged for the first time. The black and white images show the fleet of armoured landing craft Adolf Hitler had prepared in readiness for a seaborne invasion in 1940. Taken in the English Channel during sea trials, one snap clearly shows the White Cliffs of Dover and its radar stations behind. The never-before-seen photos were taken during the darkest days of the war and are a stark reminder of how close Germany came to invading. The remarkable images were taken by German army soldier Ernst Grossmann who took part in the exercises off the Belgian coast.
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