Well, it seems to me that hindsight by so called experts is often unkind to those who actually participated and lived through the events of history. I am sure that had the RAF not prevailed through their heroic efforts against overwhelming numbers, that the Navy itself would likely have been hard pressed to survive and onslaught by an unchallenged Luftwaffe. I wouldn't presume that the war could have been won without the Naval superiority of the British, at the same time I would question the longevity of that superiority had it not been for the victory of the RAF at the Battle of Britain. I wish they'd (historians) give credit where credit is due. There were plenty of heroics to go around. It does no good to cast aspersions on the RAF. Each branch played a vital part in the total victory, wouldn't you say?
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which in truth, they are.
Gen. W.T. Sherman