Invasions of one kind or another are fodder for historians and writers of alternate fiction. Any brief review of alternate histories on Amazon will show multiple books dealing with Germany winning WWII or the South winning over the Federal forces in the American Civil War.
In most of these stories there will be crucial battle that turns the war. Often it is Operation Sealion were the Germans win or the invasion of Salerno going wrong. An invasion of Hawaii in 1941/42 often shows up.
What is missing is any mention of the great and possible invasions and landings in The Great War. From 1914 to the end of the Russian Civil War/Russo-Polish War there were many opportunities to have changed the course of these conflicts. These cover the world to include the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Asian and African waters.
This list is one that started with a single landing, Operation Hush and grew. It is a funny thing when doing research. Often it turns into a research rabbit hole. The research is interesting and it grows.
Landings in the Ottoman Empire come from notes from the French military. Sealion 0.1 deals with a naval exercise were Admiral Jellicoe was able as the Germans to land on the east coast of England. All of these involve forces that were available at that moment of time. Landing craft and support ships were those available to the squadrons present. Only with Operation Hush were there specialized invasion craft and troops.
Dardanelles Campaign – The Fleet Forces Through
Over the next couple of months I will be filling out each as their own blog. Four of which I can see as a scenario/article for a Lardies Special.
As always I want to hear you opinions on this idea.