German radar technology helped Britain win World War II

British radar towers like these were a critical factor in the Battle of Britain. But the technology was primitive.

Churchill’s Shadow Raiders: The Race to Develop Radar, WWII’s Invisible Secret Weapon by Damien Lewis (2020) 416 pages @@@@@ (5 out of 5)

The English won the Battle of Britain with primitive radar

German radar technology was unknown to the British

The early exploits of Britain’s special forces

The first, perilous mission of the Special Air Service (SAS)

One year later, the SAS achieved a breakthrough

A stirring account of the courageous men of the SAS

The historical setting

Why were the British surprised?

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