What We Learned…from the Battle of Britain

Wilkinson, Stephan
May 2008
Military History;May/Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p17
The article focuses on the Battle of Britain, which began on July 10, 1940. It was history's first major confrontation fought entirely by aircraft. The British also developed a first-class radar network that targeted incoming planes as distant as 60 miles. The battle demonstrated that bad intelligence is worse than none at all. German information about Fighter Command was stunningly weak despite constant reconnaissance flights over England.


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