The Dam Busters

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Pan Macmillan, Aug 1, 2009 - World War, 1939-1945 - 289 pages
14 Reviews

On 17th May 1943 nearly 350 million tonnes of water crashed into the valleys of the Ruhr, when the Lancasters of 617 Squadron breached the giant Moehne and Eder Dams with colossal 'blockbuster' bombs.

The Dam Busters is the story of that raid and the squadron who carried it through. It tells how they took out the V3 rocket weapon and destroyed the Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord. Again and again, the crews of 617 Squadron Bomber Command used their flying skills, their tremendous courage and Barnes Wallis' highly accurate bombs to deal devastating blows to Nazi Germany. This story is one of the classics of the Second World War, a massive bestseller that became a film.

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User Review  - David Ferrers - Goodreads

A realistic description of the raid, with good tension. Read full review

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User Review  - Joaquin - Goodreads

Excellent book! The first chapters up to the dam raids are outstanding, the rest of them maybe a bit less exciting, with less suspense, but also extremely interesting as they show that Squadron 617 ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Paul Brickhill was born in 1916 in Australia, and was a fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force before becoming a Fleet Street journalist and one of the first British journalists to enter the Russian Zone of Germany. His various war books achieved immediate success. He died in 1991.

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