By the end of 1940, the United Kingdom is on the verge of collapse. France has surrendered, leaving the rest of Western Europe under the iron rule of Nazi Germany. The forces of the mighty Wehrmacht line the streets of occupied Paris, Warsaw, and Calais while a military parade marches through Berlin. Adolf Hitler, Führer of Germany, orders Unternehmen Seelöwe to be performed in September, much to the displeasure of the German High Command. Finally, though, preparations are made for the unimaginable invasion of the British Isles.
However, things are starting to look better for the Kriegsmarine. KMS Graf Spee (which had survived its encounter with the Royal Navy), along with the KMS Bismarck and KMS Triptz, is launching daring but devastating attacks on the Royal Navy which has fled to Scapa Flow. German U-Boats, taking advantage of the Royal Navy’s failures, prey on helpless merchant ships or even join the main naval forces in fighting the British navy.
Meanwhile, the Luftwaffe is, due to several lucky strokes, shooting the Royal Air Force out of the skies. Heinkel He-111’s and Dornier Do-17’s constantly cross the Channel, taking advantage of the weakly defended industrial complexes and airfields. RAF fighters are shot down trying to pick off the German bombers by FW-109’s and ME-109’s. Flak is the major concern for the Luftwaffe, but even its threat is falling due to the retribution of Ju-87 Stukas.
It is only a matter of time until the United Kingdom finally surrenders…Or is it?