The Dam Buster Raid

The Dam Buster Raid

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The Dam Buster Raid

A Reappraisal, 70 Years On




Author:Alan W. Cooper
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:208
Photos:80 integrated b/w photographs/illustrations
Publisher:Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN:9781781594742
Item No. 9781781594742



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 film was made about it, which became a classic, etching the dramatic events of the Dambuster raids in the minds of young and old alike. The book covers every facet of this enthralling episode.It also works as a poignant tribute to the 53 men who were killed on the operation, as well as the men who returned from the operation but were later killed on further sorties with 617 and other squadrons. Cooper brings together various narrative threads, focusing on stories recorded in document form and acquired on a first-hand basis to give a real insight into the daily operations of the squadron.