21 July 2023
There were a lot of technical advances in WWII that helped one side or another, but here we have the story of competing British and German directional radar systems that is hyped up as the science that turned the tide in WWII. It might have helped, but on its own it didn’t. It’s largely about the efforts of Reginald Jones and others, defending against the German system of directional beam guidance for bombers, and then turning to the attack. You can take some of the writing with a pinch of salt but at least it livens up things up.
- Penguin Books
- ISBN 978-1-7876-3413-8
- 310 pages. Hardback. £20
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