Army Flying Museum Lockdown Lecture – Intelligence Failures of the Battle of Britain
Join Paul Beaver on Monday 19th October at 7pm to find out about the intelligence failures of the battle of Britain. The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A.
The Battle of Britain was the first major battle fought primarily in the air. The Royal Air Force was outnumbered and out gunned but had the advantage of a well planned defence. The Dowding System allowed the scarce number of fighters – mainly Spitfires and Hurricanes – to be in the right place to engage the Luftwaffe. The basis of the air defence was good intelligence.
Paul Beaver reveals the errors made by the Germans – their intelligence failures – which made British victory assured.