Operation Outward- Balloons of war

During the night of 17 September 1940, a gale tore loose several British barrage balloons, sweeping them across the North Sea to Scandinavia. The balloons’ trailing steel cables caught up in power lines, shorting them out. They also brought down the antenna for the Swedish International radio station. When complaints about the incident reached London,Continue reading “Operation Outward- Balloons of war”