A Race on the Edge of Time: Radar--The Decisive Weapon of World War II

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  • Title: A Race on the Edge of Time: Radar--The Decisive Weapon of World War II
  • Author: David E. Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780070210882
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • 1 thought on “A Race on the Edge of Time: Radar--The Decisive Weapon of World War II”

    1. This book purports to be about radar in World War II, but it really strays off to tell the story of the Battle of Britain in Great Britain's Great Patriotic War. It also tells the story of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, the head of the RAF Fighter Command who won the Battle of Britain and prevented the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over Britain and launching Operation Sea Lion, an amphibious invasion of the island. This was done with radar: a chain of coastal towers of HF radar detecte [...]

    2. I inherited this book from my father who served thirty-three years in the Canadian Air Force. He joined in Jan 1943 and was routed in to the BCATP as a Wireless Air Gunnerand a Navigator. Late in the war he was selected for secret training as an observer to operate AI radar in the Mosquito Intruder role. His course ended at VE Day and he went on leave in Canada pending assignment against Japan. The RCAF put him through Mechanical Engineering at U of Toronto and he was fast-tracked into electroni [...]

    3. Very in-depth work. Insightful regarding world leaders past. I also got a kick out of the motivations of the world during a troubling time. America was self-interested and had a desire to profit. Guess the song remains the same.

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