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Britain's shield : radar and the defeat of the Luftwaffe

Author: David Zimmerman
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The individual bravery and skill of these pilots and the fighting qualities of their aircraft would have been in vain if they had not been part of a highly complex and sophisticated air defence system based on radar. The development of the system in just five years is one of the most remarkable scientific and technological accomplishments of the 20th century. The creation of the radar defences has been somewhat  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Zimmerman
ISBN: 9781445608594 1445608596
OCLC Number: 857656189
Notes: "This edition first published 2013"--Title page verso.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: The Origins of Strategic Air Defence and Aircraft Early Warning --
Tucker's Acoustical Mirrors --
The Scientific, Political and Social Background to Radar --
The Discovery of Radar --
Committees and Politicians --
Orfordness and Bawdsey --
The Tizard-Lindemann Dispute --
Transforming the Air Defence System --
Appeasement, Air Policy and Air Defence Research --
Forging the Radar Chain --
The Phoney War --
The Battle of Britain --
The Failure to Stop the Night-time Blitz --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Radar :
Responsibility: David Zimmerman.

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The history of radar and the crucial role it played in Britain's air defences during the Second World War.  Read more...

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