Operation Sealion Wargame run by Paddy Griffith at the Staff College in 1974This photographs are reproduced with permission
For the game briefings, ORBATs etc, see Paddy Griffith's Sprawling Wargames
The War Game, Sealion is ready to start; with senior British and German officeers (top left) with umpires and players for the British forces beyond the channel map, and in front, players for Germany.
British players set up positions on the model; from left, Lt-Cdr Libby Navy, Major Blagden Army, Sqn Ldr Turner RAF and Brig Page.
Senior umpires Major Gilbert; General XGalland; General Trettner; Air Chief Marshal Foxley-Norris
The German invaders discuss their tactics; an impressive array of military skill at the board
Dawn on September 22. Invasion fleets (black bards) carry Germans to beaches and paratroopers (arrows) land.
Mid-morning, September 22. Black bars show German assaults in sussex. British reinforcements move donw.
Evening September 22, Britain has established Winstone line (loop tape). Germans fight to capture Folkstone.
Afternoon September 23, Australians had counter-attacked at Newhaven. Naval action has cut off German supplies.