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The Dambusters Raid

The Dambusters Raid (Paperback, New ed of 3 Revised ed)

By Sweetman, John

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This title provides a comprehensive account of one of the most audacious bombing raid of the World War II.

ISBN 9780304351732
Barcode 9780304351732
Published 5 July 1999 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback, New ed of 3 Revised ed
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Series Cassell Military Paperbacks
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ISBN-13 9780304351732
ISBN-10 0304351733
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Cassell Military
Publication Date 5 July 1999
International Publication Date 18 March 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New ed of 3 Revised ed
Edition New ed of 3 Revised ed
Author(s) By Sweetman, John
Series Cassell Military Paperbacks
Category World History
World History: Second World War
European History
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
War & Defence Operations
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 134mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 260g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations, British
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5421
Catalogue Code 188907

Description of this Book

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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Author's Bio

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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