Comment from: Mongoose Visitor
mmmm although it's true that Hitler didn't necessarily want to invade Britain for land or ideology, Britain was very much at war with Germany and an invasion was the next step, one that would stop the British threat on the Western Front entirely.
Again, although it's true that the Allies somewhat relished the thought of Russia (ok, USSR to be pedantic) and Germany knocking each other out, millions of Westerners died in the fight against Nazism. That simply can't be ignored. Vichy France did not simply carry on "as usual", and the occupied areas were not simply to be thrown away and left to be ravaged by Hitler.
Comment from: Member
If Hitler had wanted to invade Britain, he could have in either late 1940 or 1941 - if he did Britain would have surrendered within weeks. There was however no point, Britain was incapable of fighting.
The millions of westerners you speak of is more like 1 million - 1.5 million. More people died in the seige of Leningrad.