The Dam Busters: Breaking the Great Dams of Western Germany, 16-17 May 1943

The Dam Busters: Breaking the Great Dams of Western Germany, 16-17 May 1943

by Jonathan Falconer
     
 

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The daring attack on the Ruhr dams in May 1943 by RAF Lancasters of 617 Squadron remains one of the greatest feats of arms of the 20th century. It had all the ingredients of a classic adventure story – a miracle weapon designed to destroy an indestructible target in a raid carried out by an elite bomber squadron led by a highly decorated young wing commander.

Overview

The daring attack on the Ruhr dams in May 1943 by RAF Lancasters of 617 Squadron remains one of the greatest feats of arms of the 20th century. It had all the ingredients of a classic adventure story – a miracle weapon designed to destroy an indestructible target in a raid carried out by an elite bomber squadron led by a highly decorated young wing commander. This lavishly illustrated account tells the full story, including a chapter on the epic 1954 film The Dam Busters, and fully detailed appendices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844258673
Publisher:
Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Falconer is the author of more than 30 books on aspects of aviation and military history, including Stirling at War, Stirling Wings and Striling in Combat, and co-author (with Brian Rivas) of the Haynes de Havilland Mosquito Manual. He lives in Wiltshire.

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