I became Stalin chapter 58
Churchill was never a good prime minister.
He was stubborn and uncompromising. Churchill’s character has produced numerous political opponents, and many more human opponents. Obstinacy has led to numerous failures—especially in Gallipoli and France—and Britain suffered defeats because of it.
However, he rejected the cowardly peace and insisted on a decisive fight to the end, and carried out his claim.
“I never run away! If I die, the Nazis will have to take my body down from the office chair at 10 Downing Street! The future promised to Britain is only victory, victory at any cost, victory no matter how long and rough the road may be. There is only victory. Like the sons of the British Empire who went first for that victory, I would be willing to give even my life!”
The Cabinet resolved to flee to Glasgow to stop the Axis forces from advancing as far as London. But Churchill insisted on defending London to the end.
“Without the Prime Minister, our cabinet cannot be maintained!”
Churchill glared at the ministers with his characteristic fat eyes and grinned. The old lion refused to kneel, even though he had lost his teeth.
“I don’t want to gossip about the need for a stubborn old man like me. Because of my stubbornness, this historic city is about to fall, and its people are divided. it’s all my fault My fault.”
No one could argue against him in the face of his determined attitude.
“And a loser like me has no choice but to embrace defeat and sink. If I, who should be held responsible for the defeat, cowardly run away from this place and try to hold on to the humble title of Prime Minister, who will recognize us? Even the people will abandon us.”
“Sir Prime Minister!”
“How to sink with the ship the captain! I’m sorry, Atley, Eden. I’m just trying to carry a burden that is too heavy for you. Please don’t blame me, I don’t care.”
damn it! If you know that, please evacuate. Attlee wanted to shout that, but the old man’s persistence had become something that could never be broken. Or I would rather hand over the temporary prime ministership to Eden of the Conservative Party… .
‘Why me? Why!’
Churchill chuckled as he signed the order to destroy the factories and shipyards on which the industry was based so as not to hand over Britain’s industrial base to the Nazis.
“Nevertheless, I will sign the most difficult orders for the last time. Come on, come on, go now You mean they use filthy big bombs?”
London was now being raided. It was clear that the Nazis were greedy for Britain’s industrial base. Factories that produce battleships, aircraft carriers, airplanes, and various military supplies still under construction in shipyards. Do I have to destroy all these things?
After losing these, he knew that the future of Britain, the world’s greatest power, was no more, but he could not hand them over to the Nazis.
Thousands of citizens were evacuated. to the north, to the north. German troops landed on the southern coast and advanced towards London at the shortest distance, and the civilians headed in the opposite direction while the troops to defend London moved from the north to the south minute by minute.
“It will take at least a week for American troops to land to support Britain. Prime Minister, can you hold London until then?”
“Anyway, if you have to defend it. I’ll try to keep it somehow.”
After declaring war on Germany, the United States began to send troops in earnest. Although the ground forces had not yet been properly convened, two divisions that were immediately summoned went into full formation, and 20 additional divisions entered the formation.
Most of the U.S. Army forces were located on the western and southern Mexican borders, and on the eastern shores, only regiment-sized National Guard or Marines were stationed, so they needed time.
But Churchill believed in the great potential of America. And he believed in the Soviet Union. Even though they are allies, they’re fucking spying allies, but they’ve done over a million damage to Germany so far.
France, which boasted itself as Europe’s best army power, survived only six weeks even with full support from Britain, but the Soviet Union was fighting with Germany on an equal footing and partly superiority for six months rather than six weeks.
Now when the Americans arrive, we can win! Defend London!
“Wow! Long live the British Empire! Defend your hometown!”
Except for some of the Guards Regiment or local police, the mobilized troops were mostly home guards made up of middle-aged and old men who were the last to touch a gun.
The armored force to face the Axis forces pushing in by landing four full armored divisions is a little better than the previous ones. The Valentine’s tank, which was just being made at the factory, had to be finished and put out in a hurry.
Commanding two regiment-level cavalry, consisting of Ballantine’s and Matilda’s tanks, was commanded by the remaining commanders, the most experienced general of Dunkirk and of those not taken prisoner in Africa, Charles de Gaulle, head of France in exile.
“Gentlemen! Will you dishonor France in front of the British?”
“We have nowhere to run anymore! Our homeland has been trampled under the shackles of Nazi Germany, and the glory of great France has been put in a gutter. Now that country under the Vichy government is not France! Because France that is not great is not France!”
Free France also fought alongside Britain, but suffered a series of losses to Germany.
The French “Grand Army” surrendered to the Germans in just six weeks, and a puppet government in Vichy, headed by Marshal Pétain, was established.
At the port of Mer el-Kevir, Germany succeeded in gaining control of the majority of the French fleet, and the former Minister Georges Mandel, who had managed to escape and set up a government in exile in an African colony, was betrayed by the French Moroccan governor in a concentration camp somewhere in Germany. was dragged to
The main force of the Grand Army had been taken over by Vichy France, and only a few fled to England or Africa to join the Free French government under de Gaulle. The Free French Army, which started without a single tank or howitzer, joined the British Army and fought endless battles, but was defeated in most battles, and even the colonies turned to support Vichy France.
Chad’s governor, Felix Evouer, the sole supporter of Free France, was assassinated by a Vichy French supporter, and all Equatorial African colonies, such as Congo and Cameroon, whom he tried to persuade, pledged absolute allegiance to Vichy France.
There was no longer a single colony supporting a free France. Even the colonial anti-French impures who tried to negotiate thoroughly ignored the power of Free France, and some even sold free French emissaries to the Nazis and Vichy.
All that is left are the men of the former armored division commander who followed him into exile.
There was no place to retreat, no place to fall.
“I swear by Lauren’s cross! We will be heading back to Paris! Come back alive, for you have too much work to do to die here. Long live France! hurray! hurray!”
“hurray! Long live free France!”
The engine roar of the tank rang out, and the French shouted hooray. Even the British who were with him didn’t seem to understand what he was saying, but they followed along and sang hurray. Long live France! Long live free France! Let’s drive out the Nazis!
The Nazi army, led by boy soldiers armed with fanatical allegiance, advanced to the suburbs of London. All forces were concentrated in the direction of London, so if London could stop their offensive for a few days, the United States could send reinforcements.
The Germans did not attack major ports such as Cardiff, Bristol, and Liverpool in the Welsh direction due to their limited force and limited supply capacity, and only saw one side of London and advanced. Even if London is being wrecked by air raids, if only there were a port where American troops could come… !
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“Are you ready?”
“Yes, Commander. All squadrons are ready for bombing.”
When did you shoot so many bombers? Rommel was surprised by the unexpected powers. After the blitz on the Eastern Front, Marshal Göring said he had diverted most of his forces westward, leaving only the bare minimum to deter the Soviet Union because he could not throw the Germans’ precious aircraft into the Soviet snowstorm.
But how big is it? You’ve diverted a lot of money to invest in the Army into the Navy and Air Force. He thought so.
But what about it, as long as you put the ball up, that’s enough When are you going to receive such overwhelming support?
The gigantic fireworks display was about to begin. The Air Force’s reconnaissance wing said that they would not want to see it from above, and informed the Army’s high-ranking commanders that it was willing to offer a special seat, but Rommel gave a polite specification for fear of a possible RAF counterattack.
“Let us show you one of the oldest cities in the world is falling to ashes and burning! Ha ha ha ha ha!! It may take thousands of years to build up, but tens of hours to take it down.”
It is said that Richthofen, the “Slayer of the Sky,” has decided to appear on the Western Front this time and lead the London raid. Dozens of Gros-Junge bombs and thousands of incendiary bombs. He seemed to be very happy with this gigantic fire game.
Although the indiscriminate bombardment against civilians he liked could not be done as most of the civilians were evacuated, the pleasure seemed to be surrogate satisfaction by smashing this historic city.
It is said that most of the Royal Air Force was called not to defend the capital, London, but to protect the evacuation procession of civilians from German ground attack aircraft. Richthofen sent Stukas from time to time to attack the evacuation procession of civilians.
“Aimed fire at civilians! Are you crazy?”
“They must have been disguised soldiers!”
Park Park Woo-gi protected him through direct orders from the Führer. “I will respect the judgment of the Air Force Commander.” But Rommel could not respect Richthofen’s judgment.
London was trying to gather the remaining anti-air force as much as possible and set up a dense anti-aircraft artillery network to defend the city from airstrikes, but anti-aircraft guns alone had limitations.
Richthofen argued that no matter how well the anti-aircraft guns were guarded, the maximum bomb load and the highest accuracy could be achieved at the same time by forming a dense formation at an altitude of 2,000 meters, which is the blind spot between the machine guns and the large-caliber anti-aircraft gun fire network. It has made significant progress on the front lines.
“And this time we have developed another new bombing method. Existing high-explosive bombing had a limit in inflicting damage to cities, whereas incendiary bombs showed tremendous lethality in cities as well. Also, like this… .”
The bombing plan he showed was truly extraordinary. In a normal operation, incendiary bombs that could have been blasted for several months were poured over London in just three days.
The Luftwaffe with thousands of tons of incendiary bombs delivered them to London, then came back, reloaded them, flew away and poured them again… It pours 10,000 tons of incendiary bombs a day while going back and forth. To this end, many of the limited supply ships were filled with incendiary bombs.
It was a simple yet brutal way.
When an Italian general asked if there was any problem of collateral damage to civilians, Wolfram von Richthofen burst into laughter.
“Ah, General. My good and kind general. Did you ask civilians? citizen?”
“That… Yes, but… .”
“There are no innocent civilians in this war! Our good general. Those British citizens over there are criminals who have supported and made Prime Minister Churchill a war-fan, and are fighting the war with the British government.
They make weapons that kill our German and Italian sons, they hold guns and shoot us. We are not only at war with armed enemies, but also with their productive forces!”
The generals shut their mouths. war on productivity. It was an expression of his own insight. But they couldn’t quite understand the “insight” that the madman offered.
Rommel himself thought so. What do you think the sergeant is? Wasn’t he trying to take control of England? Will the British puppet government we will establish support us if we beat them so cruelly? Wouldn’t it be dragged down in an instant by the angry crowd? .
Of course, you know that massacre of civilians is not good for public opinion, and not so long ago, the German military issued a flyer to urge the British to evacuate.
Nevertheless, the reconnaissance team reported that a local defense force called “Home Guards” and their families and stubborn natives who would not leave London remained.
Some lamented at the words that Churchill also declared a decisive war without leaving London.
Even if we could occupy England… can you dominate?
I became Stalin chapter 58