Dr Phi Judkins debates ‘Did the Germans have radar?’ – This was a virtual meeting
- 23 February 2021 is the 80th anniversary of a rather odd meeting, convened by British Air Marshal Joubert de la Ferté to consider whether Germany’s military possessed radar! Scientist RV Jones proved the fact beyond doubt with both photo and intercept intelligence, and it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Robert Watson Watt’s view, that Germany could not possibly have radar, had maintained British High Command in the delusion that Britain alone possessed this critical sensor. MRATHS members will doubtless think of many more instances, perhaps even up to the present day, where a belief doggedly held by a very senior individual has delayed progress for many months!
- Members can access the recording of it here: https://wiki.mraths.org.uk/index.php?title=Multimedia Once you have logged in look for the multimedia tab on the left hand side of the screen. The meeting details are at the bottom of the table.