- Feb 16, 2008
Hurray, Belgians are cool.
Keep it up.
Keep it up.
Dunno why they'd be controversial, as Harris himself put it while standing on the Air Ministry roof watching London burn "They have sown the wind, and so they shall reap the whirlwind". Of course I can't discuss Harris' proposals, but methinks he theories are known to be of a rather controversial nature, they certainly are here in Germany.
I have to be off for Uni in a few minutes, but let me just tell you this concerning banned things:
I have similar problems with the darker aspects of Nazi Germany (you know what I am talking about) which I can neither use directly nor can completely ignore, as I feel obligated to deal with them. I have my ideas about that, but I have to get some feedback from the mods first.
I can certainly see Harris rubbing people up the wrong way at the Air Ministry, he utterly prioritised men in the field over procedures. (The story goes that the only person in the Air Ministry allowed to turn down a request from a squadron was Harris, everyone else could only say 'Yes' or pass the request up the chain).You can basically summarize it like this: His 'I can win the war on my own' attitude is more of a problem than the means he proposes to achieve it.
El Pip I am cross-posting this on another Forum where someone pointed out the same, and I will give you the same answer, vetted for Forum Rules. I am fully aware of these emotions, but....thanks to Fighter Command and various things that never happened. The note there is the unedited version that I simply forgot to take out, but let's suppose that the controversy is more that Harris was turning BC into his personal fiefdom and proved reluctant to use official doctrine coming from the Ministry of Defence (and by extension from No.10).
[EDIT: El Pip You can basically summarize it like this: His 'I can win the war on my own' attitude is more of a problem than the means he proposes to achieve it. BC is considerably smaller than in OTL, with much of Britain's aircraft production potential going into tactical Bombers and Fighter Aircraft, never mind the FAA.