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Big Mistake? Why Not Destroy Radar during Battle of Britain?

17/09/2020

In this video I talk about Radar during the Battle of Britain and whether the Luftwaffe should have taken it out. While reading up on this, I also noticed that very little has been written specifically on Chain Home during the Battle of Britain except for summaries and overall descriptions of the Dowding System. It would be interesting to see an in-depth study in the future, as this topic might hold a lot of potential.

Sources Anthony J. Cumming, did Radar Win the Battle of Britain, The Historian, Winter 2007 Basil Collier, The Defense of the United Kingdom, Chapter IX-XV Horst Boog, Die deutsche Luftwaffenführung 1935 -1945 Ian Philpott, The Royal Air force Volume II, 2008 M. Kirby and R. Capey, The Air Defense of Great Britain, 1920-1940, June 1997 Patrick Bishop, Battle of Britain: A day-to-day chronicle Richard Overy, The Battle of Britain Myth and Reality, 2004 Richard M. Trim, A brief history of the development of radar in Great Britain up to 1945, Measurement & Control, Volume 35, December 2002 Stephen Bungay, A Most Dangerous Enemy, 2000

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