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The Secret Tool That Helped The Allies Win World War II

Photographs recently released by the British government show how a team of RAF analysts during World War II helped to disrupt German plans to bomb England. The analysts achieved this by using 3D glasses similar to those used in modern movie theaters. After the Battle of Britain, when Hitler shifted his offensive fighter resources toward the invasion of the Soviet Union, southern England was harassed by deadly V-1 and V-2 missiles that inflicted a great deal of random damage to life and property. The impact of these unmanned weapons of mass destruction would have been even more devastating - costing thousands more lives, lengthening the war and threatening the D-Day landings - were it not

The Battle of Britain: 75th Years Ago Today Germans Launched Waves of Attacks against England

The German Luftwaffe considered August 13, 1940 the beginning of the Battle of Britain. It was called “Aldertag” or “Eagle Day,” and was marked by a series of concentrated air attacks launched against Essex, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, England. German aviation forces carried out a total of more than 1400 missions and RAF Fighter Command flew more than 720 combat sorties in response. The strategy behind the German attack was to test the British defenses to gauge whether or not the RAF would be able to successfully divide its defensive force to meet widely disparate attacking forces. It was a day of mixed results for the Luftwaffe. Several high profile targets were completely missed while

Author Appearance - Book House, Albany NY

Bill Howard talks about his book, "What the RAF Airman Took to War," at the Book House in Albany, NY on June 25, 2015. #RAF #authorappearance #WhattheRAFAirmanTooktoWar #RAFequipment

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