NORMAN RIDLEY, an Open University Honours Graduate, sold his business and retired to devote himself to a study of the less well covered aspects of the Battle of Britain. He lives in the Channel Islands, surrounded by his family, and is a regular contributor to local media.
"... examines the organizational structure of intelligence
gathering in the Luftwaffe and the RAF, contrasting the approaches
and methods of intelligence gathering, and the attitudes towards
the importance of intelligence."-- "Air & Space Power History"
"...Ridley's book goes some way to showing how what we might now call the 'cognitive dissonance' between the German military/political leadership and its intelligence product constituted not so much a failure of intelligence but was part of a grand strategic project that no amount of 'truth to power' telling intelligence was likely to alter."-- "International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence"