Information and the Air Defence Revolution, 1917–40

  title={Information and the Air Defence Revolution, 1917–40},
  author={D. Zimmerman},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={370 - 394}
  • D. Zimmerman
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
The Royal Air Force was successful in the Battle of Britain because of the elaborate and sophisticated air defence system of Fighter Command. This system had its foundations in the early warnings which radar provided. The process of collecting a huge amount of often inaccurate and contradictory data from radar stations, and then turning it into useful information which could direct fighters to their targets was a remarkable accomplishment. Information was the key to this revolution in military… Expand
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