History Channel – Battle of Britain: The Race for Radar (2020)
English | Documentary | Size: 1.42 GB
A fascinating historical documentary about the Battle of Britain and British ingenuity in creating a radar system to foil Germany’s Luftwaffe spies.
On the brink of war the Graf Zeppelin crossed the North Sea on a daring spy mission. Luftwaffe wireless experts had come to probe the mysterious towers that had appeared around the British coastline.
Long before September 1939, when World War II broke out, British scientists had pioneered the development of what was then called Radio Detection Finding (RDF). Two years before Hitler attacked Poland, Britain began erecting a ring of tall Early Warning RDF towers called Chain Home all along the island’s coast. The large radar installations in these towers proved decisive in giving RAF Fighter Command an edge against incoming German bombers.
The bravery and skill of British pilots in the Second World War, and the fighting capability of their aircraft, would have been in vain had they not been part of a highly complex and sophisticated air defence system based on radar. The development of this system in just five years is one of the most remarkable scientific and technological accomplishments of the twentieth century.
Written, Produced and Directed by Brian Marshall ; A Boffin Films Production