During the Cold War, the US planned to invade Britain

During the Cold War, the US planned to invade Britain

The Americans were considering the option of landing their troops on the British coast and the invasion of Britain. This plan was developed during the Cold War in the event of the capture of the British Isles by Soviet troops.


This was told by the English newspaper Daily Mail, referring to declassified archival documents.

They say that in 1946, the chief of naval operations of the United States requested topographical studies of the British coast from his British intelligence colleagues. These studies were to determine how suitable the UK coast is for landing an American landing.

The British military engaged in a detailed study of this issue, giving the research program the code name "Sandstone". They approached the problem very seriously, having carried out a thorough analysis of their coast, so they managed to finish the research only after 20 years - by 1966.

But since the Soviet Union did not take over Britain, this colossal work was a waste of money. However, these studies did bring some benefit. Their results can help combat soil erosion on the British coast.
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  1. Thrifty April 9 2020 11: 33 New
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    And if, for example, the Soviet Union decided to seize the United States, would the British help the Yankees fight against the USSR by deploying their troops in the United States? ??
  2. iouris April 9 2020 11: 34 New
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    Quote: "But since the Soviet Union did not take over Britain, this colossal work was a waste of money." The end of the quote.
    The United States has long planned a war against the USSR. But since the Soviet Union self-dissolved and wanted to become a vassal of the United States, this colossal work was a waste of money.
  3. rotmistr60 April 9 2020 11: 37 New
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    You’ll read the title and understand it - the United States was planning an invasion ... But it turns out to be much more prosaic. The Americans and the Britons were developing a joint plan to protect Britain from possible Soviet "aggression", or more precisely, the Soviet response to Anglo-Saxon aggression. Which at that time was quite natural.
    1. iouris April 9 2020 11: 41 New
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      “Do not read Soviet newspapers” - “So there are no others” - “Here are no and do not read!” ("Dog's heart")
      1. Sergey Averchenkov April 9 2020 12: 08 New
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        I then found the newspaper Pravda, made repairs on the roof. It turns out they were telling the truth. An interesting situation - the truth was telling the truth.
        1. Krasnodar April 9 2020 13: 52 New
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          Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
          I then found the newspaper Pravda, made repairs on the roof. It turns out they were telling the truth. An interesting situation - the truth was telling the truth.

          About the imminent collapse of the dollar? )))
          1. Sergej1972 April 9 2020 14: 15 New
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            Just about this truth never wrote.
            1. Krasnodar April 9 2020 17: 19 New
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              Milking and smelting of Cast Iron and Steel compared to 1913? )))
              1. Sergej1972 April 9 2020 20: 08 New
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                It was. But both the District everyday life of Ovechkin and the Fate of Sholokhov, a man, were also published for the first time in this newspaper. On international topics, especially in Brezhnev’s time, interesting materials were published.
                1. Krasnodar April 9 2020 20: 32 New
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                  I did not know that fiction was published there. hi I read Ullis for the first time in "Foreign Literature" - at I remember My favorite newspaper was Literary
  4. sanik2020 April 9 2020 11: 42 New
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    The Americans were considering the option of landing their troops on the British coast and invading Britain. This plan was developed during the Cold War in the event of the capture of the British Isles by Soviet troops.

    Since they landed in the forties, they never left.
    Only now, as far as it is known from open archives, the USSR did not have plans to capture Britain, but plans to capture the same USSR, amers like fleas of a dog.
    1. Blackmokona April 9 2020 11: 47 New
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      Were were
      And if there weren’t, then there were continuous lazy people and traitors in the General Staff
    2. Mytholog April 9 2020 12: 01 New
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      Quote: sanik2020
      the USSR had no plans to seize Britain

      Plans are developed not only for capture, but also for retention.
      And holding Britain after a nuclear strike on it makes little sense.
      After all, the war with it was considered precisely from the point of view of a retaliatory counter-nuclear strike.
    3. NordUral April 9 2020 12: 38 New
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      And the Amerks were all the same little British (I’m not talking about the people of Britain).
  5. Altona April 9 2020 11: 50 New
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    It seems that the world press began to work for Netflix and Marvel, telling us about "drop dead" stories. In the lesson of the NVP of the Soviet school, it was directly stated that the tanks of ZGV in 3 days go to the English Channel, and Britain, as an island, is stupidly destroyed by a megaton bomb. Everything, the curtain. What is the "landing on the coast"? I won’t be surprised if the sequel “Saving the Prime (Private) Ryan-2 Privet” (subtitle “who won the fight against the Soviet invasion”) is removed.
    1. Cowbra April 9 2020 12: 01 New
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      They told us about it, because they taught us to think with our heads. And they believed that the occupying forces in Europe were sitting at the bases to “defend Europe from the Soviet threat,” and not stupidly bombard the whole of Europe with tactical charges (remember Davey Crocket?), And tanks to steal from the USSR and let the enemy survive the scorched desert - war on foreign territory.
      And there are many such examples.
    2. Blackmokona April 9 2020 16: 36 New
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      You won’t even destroy London with a megaton bomb. Here is just a full marvel
  6. Chaldon48 April 9 2020 11: 56 New
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    The USA is still that ally, it’s probably easier to tame a wolf, but that there is a wolf, it’s just some kind of crocodile.
    1. cniza April 9 2020 12: 36 New
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      No, they are a big flock of jackals ...
  7. Mebius April 9 2020 12: 00 New
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    If Soviet troops invaded Agnlia, the United States would no longer exist.
  8. Pushkowed April 9 2020 12: 01 New
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    They planned a war with Britain back in the 1930s (the so-called "Red" plan). When WWII began - he was removed to the table, but with the wording "keep in mind for the future."
  9. APASUS April 9 2020 12: 03 New
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    Sometimes the media get such documents that reveal the whole essence of American politics, everything is inward. Only some still hope and believe that everything has changed in the USA, believe in democracy and values!
  10. Free wind April 9 2020 12: 13 New
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    Specifically, British scientists conducted research, maybe Estonian, very quickly conducted research. Yes, the article is of course delusional. Shoreline studies may have been carried out, but purely for scientific purposes. If a forester notes which cut is to be cut, this does not mean that there will be a launch pad for air defense missiles.
  11. faterdom April 9 2020 12: 14 New
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    That is, the brave American marines were supposed to easily withstand brutal doses of radiation? It is strange that they were not sent in the 86th for an internship in Chernobyl, as far as I know, they didn’t even make such offers ...
  12. ccsr April 9 2020 12: 25 New
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    This plan was developed during the Cold War in the event of the capture of the British Isles by Soviet troops.

    The funny thing is that even in the 70-80s of the last century we did not have such plans, and even the GSVG planned all its operations only on the continental part of Europe. In general, "Ostap suffered ..."
    These studies should have determined how suitable the UK coast is for landing an American landing.
    It would be better if he wondered where the USSR got such amphibious assault forces in order to land a successful assault force in the UK and deploy a large number of troops.
    By the way, here is the kind of separation Zhukov arranged for one admiral about the landing of troops at the General Staff KSH:
  13. cniza April 9 2020 12: 34 New
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    But since the Soviet Union did not take over Great Britain, this colossal work was a waste of money.


    And then we were to blame lol , we don’t want to live according to your scenarios ...
  14. edmed April 9 2020 13: 38 New
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    Quote: Altona
    It seems that the world press began to work for Netflix and Marvel, telling us about "drop dead" stories. In the lesson of the NVP of the Soviet school, it was directly stated that the GBV tanks go to the English Channel in 3 days, and Britain, as an island, is stupidly destroyed by a megaton bomb. Everything, the curtain.

    bully good laughing Well it is more like Yes repeat
  15. lvov_aleksey April 10 2020 20: 49 New
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    Quote: cniza
    But since the Soviet Union did not take over Great Britain, this colossal work was a waste of money.


    And then we were to blame lol , we don’t want to live according to your scenarios ...

    everything is simple here, we will always be guilty, because we are Orthodox and a large territory !!!
  16. lvov_aleksey April 10 2020 20: 53 New
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    Quote: edmed
    Quote: Altona
    It seems that the world press began to work for Netflix and Marvel, telling us about "drop dead" stories. In the lesson of the NVP of the Soviet school, it was directly stated that the GBV tanks go to the English Channel in 3 days, and Britain, as an island, is stupidly destroyed by a megaton bomb. Everything, the curtain.

    bully good laughing Well it is more like Yes repeat

    and I’ll tell you easier, at the NVP you were taught to wear a gas mask and shoot from a firearm ?! Current youth at school do not know (did not keep) what it is at least a gunshot. But I don’t see any reason to talk about Westerners, we can chop off Alaska - mine, and it won’t blink either. Let blather with sanctions ....