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Friday Morning Talks: ‘Before Radar’
April 5, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Update: Please note that this talk will now be presented by Colin Brooks from the Radio Society of Harrow.
In 1935, when the British Government decided it was essential to develop an early warning radar system, there was no such thing as an operational radar station anywhere in Britain. Experiments on early warning systems against hostile air attacks began early in World War 1, around 1915, in response to the unfolding German air campaign, and continued through the next two decades.
This talk is an introduction to the thinking of scientists, politicians and the military during that time. There were certainly some bizarre ideas and we’ll look at some of the inventions, ideas, developments and experiments that took place prior to 1935.
By Peter Marcham, Radio Society of Harrow
Included in Museum admission, Annual Membership, or £5 donation.