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Dowding and Headquarters Fighter Command

Dowding and Headquarters Fighter Command

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{detailed description}This isthe story of Headquarters Fighter Command and the man who created the unique air defence system used during the Battle of Britain. The entire network was welded together under the guidance of Air Chief Marshal Dowding at Bentley Priory. There is a detailed explanation of how the system functioned and what life was like for those working there in those dangerous and dark days when Britain fought alone for her very existence.
Civilian scientists became closely involved with the RAF as they struggled to perfect the new radio detection techniques and equipment that was at the leading edge of the era's technology. The system had its strengths and weaknesses, but much of what was learned in those early war years was adopted and influenced all future air warfare. Bentley Priory was the hub of the entire air defence system and worked at a level above the usual combat operations. It influenced many events relevant to the higher direction of the war.
The surprising dismissal of Dowding after the successful outcome of the Battle of Britain is thoroughly investigated to explore if there was any justification for his seemingly bad treatment — the conclusions are rather surprising.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Peter Flint
published by Airlife 1996 1st edn. 222pp illustrated, index, appendix, bibliography. 16x23
{condition}mint in price clipped d/j.
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