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The Dambusters Raid
John Sweetman

Classification : OTHERS
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780304351732
Price : 699

About the book
Operation Chastise - the Dambusters Raid, as it became known - undertaken by 19 Lancasters of 617 Squadron on the night of 16 May 1943, was the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War. For the loss of 11 aircraft, the Mohne and Eder dams in Germany's industrial heartland were breached, and a famous if controversial victory won. John Sweetman's book is the most comprehensive account of this legendary mission, from the development of Barnes Wallis' 'bouncing bomb' (in reality a revolving depth-charge) to every moment of the raid itself, under the charismatic command of Guy Gibson, VC. It recalls a time of commitment, perseverance and sheer dogged determination in the face of dangerous and improbable odds.

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Dr John Sweetman is Hon. Research Fellow at Keele University and former Head of Defence and International Affairs at Sandhurst. He has written many other books, incl. TANNENBURG 1914, also published...(+)
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