The Dambusters Raid
By (author) John Sweetman
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Dambusters Raid by John Sweetman
Book DescriptionA comprehensive account of the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780304351732
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cassell military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Sweetman
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Extensively researched and handsomely illustrated with contemporary photographs, Cavalry of the Clouds is an essential reference work for any student of military history.
Bomber Crew, Paperback (June 2005)
A unique account of the lives and raids of British bomber crews during the Second World War, based on original research and written by the bestselling author of THE DAMBUSTERS.
Tirpitz, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by John Sweetman
The battleship Tirpitz, hiding in Norwegian fjords, remained a menace to Allied convoys and tied down the British Home Fleet for three years.
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Author Biography - John Sweetman
Dr John Sweetman is Hon. Research Fellow at Keele University and former Head of Defence & International Affairs at Sandhurst. He has written many other books, including The Dambusters Raid, also published by Cassell.
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