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During the Cold War, the US planned to invade Britain

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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
    Thrifty April 9 2020 11: 33 New
    +1
    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
    iouris April 9 2020 11: 34 New
    +5
    Цитата: "Но так как Советский Союз не стал захватывать Великобританию, этот колоссальный труд оказался тратой денег впустую." Конец цитаты.
    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
    rotmistr60 April 9 2020 11: 37 New
    10
    Заголовок прочитаешь и опупеешь - Сша планировали вторжение... А оказывается все намного прозаичнее. Американцы с бритами разрабатывали совместный план по защите Великобритании от возможной советской "агрессии", а если быть точнее, то ответных действий СССР на англосаксонскую агрессию. Что по тем временам было вполне закономерно.
    1. iouris
      iouris April 9 2020 11: 41 New
      10
      "Не читайте советских газет" - "Так ведь других нет" - "Вот никаких и не читайте!" ("Собачье сердце")
      1. Sergey Averchenkov
        Sergey Averchenkov April 9 2020 12: 08 New
        +4
        Я тут нашел газету "Правда", делал ремонт на крыше. Оказывается там правду говорили. Интересная ситуация - правда говорила правду.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar April 9 2020 13: 52 New
          0
          Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
          Я тут нашел газету "Правда", делал ремонт на крыше. Оказывается там правду говорили. Интересная ситуация - правда говорила правду.

          About the imminent collapse of the dollar? )))
          1. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 April 9 2020 14: 15 New
            +2
            Just about this truth never wrote.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar April 9 2020 17: 19 New
              0
              Milking and smelting of Cast Iron and Steel compared to 1913? )))
              1. Sergej1972
                Sergej1972 April 9 2020 20: 08 New
                +2
                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
                  Krasnodar April 9 2020 20: 32 New
                  +1
                  I did not know that fiction was published there. hi Я Уллиса прочитал впервые в "Иностранной Литературе" - эт я помню Моей любимой газетой была Литературная
  4. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 9 2020 11: 42 New
    +2
    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
      Blackmokona April 9 2020 11: 47 New
      +1
      Were were
      And if there weren’t, then there were continuous lazy people and traitors in the General Staff
    2. Mytholog
      Mytholog April 9 2020 12: 01 New
      +1
      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
      NordUral April 9 2020 12: 38 New
      0
      And the Amerks were all the same little British (I’m not talking about the people of Britain).
  5. Altona
    Altona April 9 2020 11: 50 New
    +2
    Такое впечатление, что мировая пресса стала работать на Нетфликс и Марвел, рассказывая нам об "офигительных" историях. На уроке НВП советской школы прямо говорилось, что танки ЗГВ за 3 дня выходят к Ла-Маншу, а Великобританию как остров тупо уничтожают мегатонной бомбой. Всё, занавес. Какая там "высадка на побережье"? Я не удивлюсь, если снимут сиквел "Спасение прайвита(рядового) Райана-2"(подзаголовок "победивший в борьбе с советским вторжением").
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra April 9 2020 12: 01 New
      +1
      Это У НАС рассказывали, потому как учили думать головой. А у них верили, что оккупационные войска в Европе на базах сидят для "защиты Европы от советской угрозы", а не тупо запукать всю Европу тактическими зарядами(Дейви Крокет помним?), и танки подсократить у СССР и чтоб врагу выжженая пустыня досталась - война на чужой территории.
      And there are many such examples.
    2. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona April 9 2020 16: 36 New
      -1
      You won’t even destroy London with a megaton bomb. Here is just a full marvel
  6. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 April 9 2020 11: 56 New
    0
    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
      cniza April 9 2020 12: 36 New
      +2
      No, they are a big flock of jackals ...
  7. Mebius
    Mebius April 9 2020 12: 00 New
    -2
    If Soviet troops invaded Agnlia, the United States would no longer exist.
  8. Pushkowed
    Pushkowed April 9 2020 12: 01 New
    0
    Они планировали войну с Британией ещё в 1930-е годы (т.н. "Красный" план). Когда началась ВМВ - его убрали в стол, но с формулировкой "иметь в виду на будущее".
  9. APASUS
    APASUS April 9 2020 12: 03 New
    0
    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
    Free wind April 9 2020 12: 13 New
    +1
    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
    faterdom April 9 2020 12: 14 New
    +1
    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
    ccsr April 9 2020 12: 25 New
    +1
    This plan was developed during the Cold War in the event of the capture of the British Isles by Soviet troops.

    Самое смешное, что даже в 70-80-х годах прошлого века таких планов у нас не было, и даже ГСВГ планировало все свои операции только на континентальной части Европы. В общем "Остапа понесло..."
    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
    cniza April 9 2020 12: 34 New
    +1
    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
    edmed April 9 2020 13: 38 New
    +1
    Quote: Altona
    Такое впечатление, что мировая пресса стала работать на Нетфликс и Марвел, рассказывая нам об "офигительных" историях. На уроке НВП советской школы прямо говорилось, что танки ЗГВ за 3 дня выходят к Ла-Маншу, а Великобританию как остров тупо уничтожают мегатонной бомбой. Всё, занавес.

    bully good laughing Well it is more like Yes repeat
  15. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey April 10 2020 20: 49 New
    0
    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
    lvov_aleksey April 10 2020 20: 53 New
    0
    Quote: edmed
    Quote: Altona
    Такое впечатление, что мировая пресса стала работать на Нетфликс и Марвел, рассказывая нам об "офигительных" историях. На уроке НВП советской школы прямо говорилось, что танки ЗГВ за 3 дня выходят к Ла-Маншу, а Великобританию как остров тупо уничтожают мегатонной бомбой. Всё, занавес.

    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 ....