As World War II raged on, various countries failed to fully investigate the new technologies being used by their opponents. For example, Germany underestimated the sophistication and effectiveness of the radar defense network set up by the British. This episode of the Secrets of War series narrated by actor Charlton Heston provides an in-depth look at the role played by the Royal Air Force during this war. Questions are addressed concerning the size of the R.A.F. and other squadrons in an effort to evaluate which pilots may have had a strategic advantage. Noted historians Sebastian Cox and Paul Beaver are among those who share their insights about this pivotal battle.
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