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A Summer Bright and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain
A Summer Bright and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain David E. Fisher 1593760477 9781593760472 Lord Hugh Dowding, Air Chief Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Head
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A Summer Bright and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain by David E. Fisher

Lord Hugh Dowding, Air Chief Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Head of Fighterommand, First Baron of Bentley Priory, lived in the grip of unseen spirits.n thrall of the supernatural world, he talked to the ghosts of his deadilots, proclaimed that Hitler was defeated only by the personal interventionf God, and believed in the existence of fairies. How could it be that such aan should be put in charge of evaluating technical developments for theritish air ministry? Yet it was he, fighting the inertia of the bureaucratsho ruled the Air Force, who brought the modern multi-gunned fighter intoxistence. And he insisted that his scientists investigate the mysteriousnvisible rays that would prove to be the salvation of Britain: radar.owding, who provided the organization and training that led to victory, haseen all but ignored by U. S. biographers of Churchill and historians of theattle of Britain. Yet his story is vital, both for its importance to theefence of Britain-indeed the entire free world - and for the intriguingharacter study that emerges from his ongoing conflict with Churchill and the

Author: David E. Fisher

Language: English

Edition: First

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Counterpoint

Publication Date: 2005-10-20

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ISBN: 1593760477


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