Caesar 54BC Landing





News of the Roman invasion plans had undoubtedly reached Britain well before the invasion force sailed but the size of the Roman fleet appeared to overawe the British forces who withdrew from the shore as the Romans approached. (This was a direct contrast to the previous year when large British forces were ready to oppose the Romans immediately they landed.)

So the Romans were able to land unopposed on the beaches north of Walmer. However the precise spot is open to conjecture as it can not be exactly determined.

The initial forces landed and immediately began construction of beachhead defences. A mixed force of 10 cohorts plus marines, ships crews and 300 cavalry remained to complete the beachhead defences.

The rest of the force moved inland.

Meantime British forces remained hidden and sent for reinforcements.

- 54BC Planning
- 54BC Objectives
- 54BC Timing & Crossing
- 54BC Military Units 
- 54BC Landing
- 54BC Land Operations
- 54BC Consequences  

This page last edited - 22 December, 2012.

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