Landing Area E – Rottingdean to Cuckmerehaven
The western landing zone was not to the German Navy’s taste. It was, in their opinion, exposed both to the westerly weather and seas and to the Royal Navy which was so close at Portsmouth. The Army insisted and a
compromise was struck; the Army could have its landing as long as the Navy
chose the route and shipping.1 The long voyage from Le Havre was to be
made by sailing at high speed, seven knots, in ships towing empty barges.