Quote Originally Posted by casper View Post
I'd never ever heard of Shingle Street. Did the Germans send a small group to invade? We should know about it by now though surely?

I did google it to check on the story.

What is interesting about whatever happened at Shingle Street is that the British Government slapped a 75 year non-disclosure release to the public about it - it's protected by the Official Secrets Act.

As Warden says, there are many theories about it: German raiding party; exercise gone wrong; testing of coastal defences; etc.

What has peaked speculation about it is that around a day or two later, neutral journalists in France and Gemrnay were reporting troop trains carrying large amounts of injured German troops from the west coast of France - obviously at a time when fighting was not happening on that front.

Who knows what happened at Shingle Street? Personally I wouldn't be surprised if we found out in the future that it was a German raid testing the defences on the eastern English coast as a preliminary for Sealion.

Guess we'll know when the documents pertaining to this are eventually released...