The Dambusters Raid

The Dambusters Raid - Cassell Military Paperbacks

Revised 2nd Edition

Paperback (18 Mar 1999)

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A comprehensive account of the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War.

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780304351732
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Revised 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 940.544941
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 260g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 23mm