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The Most Dangerous Enemy 6: The Bombers

April 10, 2011

After discussing the organisation of Fighter Command and the equipment to be used in the previous two chapters, it is now the turn to take a look at the role of Bomber Command in the Battle of Britain.

I must say this chapter was a bit of an eye-opener to me. Anyone familiar with the RAF in 1940 knows about the disastrous deployment of the Fairey Battle squadrons in the Battle of France and the equally disastrous Wellington raids on Wilhelmshaven.

What surprised me though is the fact that Bomber Command materially affected the battle by raiding the Channel ports, hitting the German invasion preparations.

Another excellent chapter that gives well-cited details on the strategic thinking at the time.

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