Sunday, May 13, 2007
Book Review: Where the Eagle Landed
This book tells the tale of the mystery of the German invasion of Britain in 1940. It starts off by cataloging all the various attempts at invading these islands over the centuries but the main part of the book examines the various small landings of Germans on the east coast in the early 1940s. Concentrating in particular on an incident in Shingle Street in Suffolk the author uses various bits of evidence to speculate on whether a real landing actually took place. He also analyses the use the British government made of propaganda to deter an invasion and in particular how the Germans were persuaded that the British had invented a way of turning the sea into a wall of flames. It's fascinating and quite short book which evokes a lot of the spirit of the times and demonstrates just how close this country came to being invaded. Buy it HERE.