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Description - The Dambusters Raid by John Sweetman

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 Details

ISBN: 9780304351732
ISBN-10: 0304351733
Format: Paperback
(134mm x 200mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cassell Military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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, incl. Tannenberg 1914, also published by Cassell.

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