Just finished an interesting little book by Anthony J. Cumming, titled "The Battle for Britain-Interservice Rivalry between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, 1909-40". In it, he made the case that RN probably did more to thwart an invasion of Britain than the RAF. He bases this on the Shlacking that the Kriegsmarine took in the Norway operation, plus some night operations that showed the RN was quite competent in night fighting. (The German plan called for ships and barges to cross the Channel by night.) According to Cumming, these night ops by the RN probably did more damage to the invasion barges than the RAF's bombing. In the end, Adm. Raeder understood that there was no way the KM could force the Channel but blamed Goring and the Luftwaffe for failing to get air supremacy over the Channel and S.E. England. So how did the RAF get credit for foiling Hitler's planned invasion? Cumming says the RAF had better PR than the RN. Fighter pilots make better heros in the new media and public eye and the RAF exploited this in the justification for having the RAF as an independent service. Raeder's comments after the war helped buttress this apparently one-sided public view of this famous campaign. Comments?