Britain prepares for invasion

3rd September 1941: A critical eye is passed over Britain's Army at home

Men of the 12th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment in training at Hengistbury Head near Bournemouth, Dorset. Wearing his gas mask, a soldier advances through a smoke screen.

There were many, not just in Germany, who believed that Soviet Russia could not last more than a few months under the Nazi onslaught. In Britain, where the invasion scare had been at its …

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