In the Event of Invasion !

The German High Command had given serious thought to invade England on the East Coast and undertook detailed studies of the coast showing defences, beaches and key military installations. We can see that from recovered documents that the German High Command undertook detailed studies of the North East Coast of possible Invasion Beaches and Defences along our Coast. Captured documents called “Militargeographische Einzelangalsen Uber Nordest-England” (Military Geographic Targets in North England) show how serious they looked at the Eastern Coast for an Invasion Plan. The British High Command too took this threat very seriously and we can see this even today in the amount of heavy coastal anti invasion defence crust we have on this coast.

So what if any preparation for Invasion did Hull take towards this threat. Well it seems that Hull took the threat very seriously indeed  and a lot had been done to impede and handicap German Military Forces. Members of the Staff of all sections of the City Engineer's Department, in full accord with those in Authority at Garrison Command were involved and were supplied with secret instructions regarding the work to be done

For Example, the bridges over the River Hull were to be immobilised, not by being blown up, but by having vital mechanical parts removed. Thus bacule bridges would face the roads like a wall, permitting vessels to be navigated, but blocking all foot and mechanical transport. Swing bridges would so fixed so they would not be able to turn and all parts for the bridges would be taken outside the City, but if this was impossible, plans were made to bury the parts in a pit in the City. The Driver was not to know his destination until the crisis arose, when he would be given sealed orders.

The Victoria Pier would have been left alone but the approach bridge to the pontoon should be picked up on the supports at the south end and the pontoon sunk in position. All vessels lying in the Old Harbour were to be cleared under the Authority of a Naval Officer, a body of Watermen having an intimate knowledge of the area volunteering to work under him. Petrol Supplies were to be dealt with on receipt of instructions of the Garrison Commander

Chanterlands Avenue Subway would have been flooded from Setting Dyke, this job being left to the Fire Brigade to deal with. All transport vehicles, except those essential for the vital final hours, would have been immobilised, as would all mobile compressors, generators and other highway plant, by the removal of vital parts. Oxygen, acetyline, fuel oil etc would have been destroyed.

Plans of a similar technical character were made by the Corporation Electricity Department concerning the Power Station, happily, the need for these drastic measures did not arise, but the plans made, received the approval and commendation of the Garrison Commander.

The German High Command had given serious thought to invade England on the East Coast and undertook detailed studies of the coast showing defences, beaches and key military installations. We can see that from recovered documents that the German High Command undertook detailed studies of the North East Coast of possible Invasion Beaches and Defences along our Coast. Captured documents called “Militargeographische Einzelangalsen Uber Nordest-England” (Military Geographic Targets in North England) show how serious they looked at the Eastern Coast for an Invasion Plan. The British High Command too took this threat very seriously and we can see this even today in the amount of heavy coastal anti invasion defence crust we have on this coast and the fact that we have many OB’s just inland from the Coast. - See more at: http://www.coleshillhouse.com/east-yorkshire-auxiliary-units-and-operational-bases-the-british-resistance.php#sthash.XicTVq7N.dpuf
The German High Command had given serious thought to invade England on the East Coast and undertook detailed studies of the coast showing defences, beaches and key military installations. We can see that from recovered documents that the German High Command undertook detailed studies of the North East Coast of possible Invasion Beaches and Defences along our Coast. Captured documents called “Militargeographische Einzelangalsen Uber Nordest-England” (Military Geographic Targets in North England) show how serious they looked at the Eastern Coast for an Invasion Plan. The British High Command too took this threat very seriously and we can see this even today in the amount of heavy coastal anti invasion defence crust we have on this coast and the fact that we have many OB’s just inland from the Coast. - See more at: http://www.coleshillhouse.com/east-yorkshire-auxiliary-units-and-operational-bases-the-british-resistance.php#sthash.XicTVq7N.dpufThe German High Command had given serious thought to invade England on the East Coast and undertook detailed studies of the coast showing defences, beaches and key military installations. We can see that from recovered documents that the German High Command undertook detailed studies of the North East Coast of possible Invasion Beaches and Defences along our Coast. Captured documents called “Militargeographische Einzelangalsen Uber Nordest-England” (Military Geographic Targets in North England) show how serious they looked at the Eastern Coast for an Invasion Plan. The British High Command too took this threat very seriously and we can see this even today in the amount of heavy coastal anti invasion defence crust we have on this coast
The German High Command had given serious thought to invade England on the East Coast and undertook detailed studies of the coast showing defences, beaches and key military installations. We can see that from recovered documents that the German High Command undertook detailed studies of the North East Coast of possible Invasion Beaches and Defences along our Coast. Captured documents called “Militargeographische Einzelangalsen Uber Nordest-England” (Military Geographic Targets in North England) show how serious they looked at the Eastern Coast for an Invasion Plan. The British High Command too took this threat very seriously and we can see this even today in the amount of heavy coastal anti invasion defence crust we have on this coast and the fact that we have many OB’s just inland from the Coast.
The German High Command had given serious thought to invade England on the East Coast and undertook detailed studies of the coast showing defences, beaches and key military installations. We can see that from recovered documents that the German High Command undertook detailed studies of the North East Coast of possible Invasion Beaches and Defences along our Coast. Captured documents called “Militargeographische Einzelangalsen Uber Nordest-England” (Military Geographic Targets in North England) show how serious they looked at the Eastern Coast for an Invasion Plan. The British High Command too took this threat very seriously and we can see this even today in the amount of heavy coastal anti invasion defence crust we have on this coast and the fact that we have many OB’s just inland from the Coast.