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The Dambusters

The Dambusters (Paperback)

By Sweetman, John
With Johnstone, Gary

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The paperback of the 2003 Sunday Times bestseller

ISBN 9780349123233
Barcode 9780349123233
Published 1 May 2013 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780349123233
ISBN-10 0349123233
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Abacus
Publication Date 1 May 2013
International Release Date 25 December 2034
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sweetman, John
With Johnstone, Gary
Category World History: Second World War
European History
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
War & Defence Operations
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.544941
Catalogue Code 197966

Description of this Book

The Dambusters' mission is of enduring fascination and appeal. The breaching of the dams in Germany's industrial heartland was to have a pivotal effect - a triumph for Allied thinking and courage, it convinced Roosevelt to commit to the invasion of Italy and the countdown to the D-Day landings. Sixty years on, The Dambusters is the definitive telling of one of World War Two's most remarkable episodes. The book describes how it was down to the ingenuity and persistence of a scientific maverick, Barnes Wallis, that the idea of the backwards-spinning bouncing bomb came about and how the pilots overcame the odds to pull off one of the most astonishing military successes in history. Accompanying a major new television series, the book uses contemporary re-enactments to show just what an astonishing feat the mission was. Lavishly illustrated, it captures the brilliance of the scientists and the bravery of the crews, as well as the enormous impact their success had on the outcome of war.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John Sweetman is one of Britain's most renowned military historians. Previously Head of Defence and International Affairs at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he is the author of the acclaimed THE DAMBUSTERS RAID (Cassell)

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