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Belisarius1234    2/5/2013 11:11:35 AM
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JFKY    I'm not sure how I "conceded" your point...   2/6/2013 3:14:09 PM
Britain simply could not afford the electronics gear it fielded, much less more...that was my point.
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Belisarius1234    Lend Lease   2/6/2013 3:59:17 PM
No wriggle room for you. Britain ran half her manufacturing on credit by 1944. What's a few million more?
All I needed from you was the concession on capacity. You conceded that point.
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JFKY    Bankruptcy...   2/6/2013 4:03:52 PM
That's a rather dumb point, don't you think?  At some point you simply canNOT afford to put anything else on  he bill.
Your problem Belisarius/Herald/Hamilcar is that you think you are right altogether too much.
On technical matters you do well, on anything not much past the technical details you all too often talk about Morons or stupidity, when it's not.....
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Belisarius1234    Irrelevant for you to say..    2/6/2013 4:21:47 PM
The US was footing the bill. 
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45-Shooter       2/8/2013 6:40:40 PM

Wasn't STUPIDITY, it was the end of the war, when guided weapons technology was becoming viable, the British capacity to produce electronics was simply exhausted.  Britain was struggling to produce Gee, Oboe, and all the other electronics that were rapidly filling up Lancasters and Mosquitos, it could not afford to build any more advanced electronics.  The production capacity simply was not there.

This was true. The UK had borrowed more money than all past nations in history. BUT UNLIKE MOST OF THE REST OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA, ET AL, they paid it all back! Last year IIRC! Long live the British Empire, good, kind and honest people willing to shed their blood and spend their treasure to save the rest of Europe!
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