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THE EARLY DAYS OF RADAR
Secrets and my Recollections of World War II

Gardner L. Friedlander 1990, 2000

Raids too Costly

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'MASS RAIDS ON BRITAIN TOO COSTLY' - NAZIS

From Daily Mail Correspondent

MADRID, FRIDAY.  

A BERLIN spokesman admitted to-day that Britain has a secret air arm which renders mass night raids by the Germans most unprofitable.

  He was explaining the failure of the Luftwaffe to take reprisals for the recent R.A.F. raids on German ports and factories.

  "It is not because we are obliged to keep the majority of our air fleet for Russia," the spokesman said.

  The night bombardments adopted after the heavy losses in the day bombing of the autumn of 1940 have, he explained, become increasingly costly becuase of the British electro-magnet plane detector."

  This, he said, was used either from the ground or from new two-seater pursuit planes in which it had now been installed.

  "These detectors," he added, "render anything like mass night attacks very vulnerable to British night flyers, who know where the Germans are, whereas the reverse is not the case."


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