The invisible radar war that took place over Europe is often misunderstood. While the RAF’s integrated defence system, which had radar at its heart, has entered the mythos, the German side of the tale has not often been told. Along with advances in radio navigation, which would prove vital for winning or losing the air war, the electronic sphere was as closely fought as any battle. Tom Whipple, the science editor of The Times, joins us to talk about the remarkable R.V. Jones and The Battle of the Beams.
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