The Complete Dambusters

This is the first book to present their individual stories and celebrate their skill, heroism and, for many, sacrifice.

The Complete Dambusters

On 16 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster aircraft from the RAF’s 617 Squadron set off to attack the great dams in the industrial heart of Germany. Flying at a height of 60ft, they dropped a series of bombs which bounced across the water and destroyed two of their targets, thereby creating a legend. The one-off operation combined an audacious method of attack, technically brilliant flying and visually spectacular results. But while the story of Operation Chastise is well known, most of the 133 ‘Dambusters’ who took part in the Dams Raid have until now been just names on a list. They came from all parts of the UK and the Commonwealth and beyond, and each of them was someone’s son or brother, someone’s husband or father. This is the first book to present their individual stories and celebrate their skill, heroism and, for many, sacrifice.

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The Complete Dambusters
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Charles Foster
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-08 - Publisher: The History Press

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Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: S. P. MacKenzie
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: R. A. Wellington
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-31 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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Language: en
Pages: 406
Authors: Chris Ward (Military historian), Andy Lee, Andreas Wachtel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
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The Dambusters
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Alan Cooper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-26 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Seventy years ago, 133 airmen of 617 Squadron, later known as the Dambusters, set out to destroy the Ruhr Dams in Germany. This one operation amongst many carried out by Bomber Command has become one of the most well known in the whole history of WWII. Indeed, a very successful