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Britain's Air Defenses - 1939-45

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Britain's Air Defenses - 1939-45
by Osprey
Author: Alfred Price
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147826539
Mfg. part #: OSPELI104
Type: Softcover
Series: ELI104


German daylight raids on Britain began in the summer of 1940. They were expected and the country had been preparing for quite some time. Searchlights were in place, Fighter Command had been expanded, and anti-aircraft guns were being manufactured. It was from these first preparations that Britain developed tactics to counter the many air raids over the following years. This book shows how Britain prepared for air raids in the run up to the war and details all the tactics that were developed during the war to counter the many aerial attacks. Among the defense systems covered are anti-aircraft guns, barrage balloons and the RADAR system.