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The Dam Busters

Author : Stephen Flower
ISBN : 9781445618289
Genre : History
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Stephen Flower narrates the operational history of the bombs of Barnes Wallis, from the Dam Buster to the Grand Slam, from the Ruhr dams to the Tirpitz.
Category: History

The Dam Busters

Author : John Ramsden
ISBN : 1860646360
Genre : Performing Arts
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An original mix of film analysis and political history, this book examines the political and cinematic significance of The Dam Busters, as both a British institution and a fine war film. A critical and popular success, the film celebrates an image of gutsy ingenuity for the "Brits at war," with the 1943 raid by Lancaster bombers on the dams of Germany’s Ruhr region, using the extraordinary "bouncing bomb." Ramsden’s fresh and incisive book offers an overall review of the film and its place in history. It convincingly suggests that the film’s cultural impact made it difficult to assess the true value of Britain’s bombing campaign.
Category: Performing Arts

Dam Busters

Author : James Holland
ISBN : 9781409030409
Genre : History
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The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the outset it was an almost impossible task, a suicide mission: to fly low and at night in formationover many miles of enemy-occupied territory at the very limit of the Lancasters' capacity, and drop a new weapon that had never been tried operationally before from a precise height of just sixty feet from the water at some of the most heavily defended targets in Germany. More than that, the entire operation had to be put together in less than ten weeks. When visionary aviation engineer Barnes Wallis's concept of the bouncing bomb was green lighted, he hadn't even drawn up his plans for the weapon that was to smash the dams. What followed was an incredible race against time, which, despite numerous setbacks and against huge odds, became one of the most successful and game-changing bombing raids of all time.
Category: History

The Dam Busters

Author : Paul Brickhill
ISBN : 9781509860074
Genre : History
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A special edition of The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan’s 70th anniversary. On 17 May 1943, nearly 350 million tons of water crashed into the valleys of the Ruhr when the Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron breached the giant Moehne and Eder Dams with colossal ‘blockbuster’ bombs. The Dam Busters tells the story of the raid and the squadron of fearless airmen who carried it through. Again and again, the crews of 617 Squadron Bomber Command used their flying skills, their tremendous courage and Barnes Wallis’ highly accurate bouncing bombs to deal devastating blows to Nazi Germany. One of the most daring true stories to emerge from the Second World War, Paul Brickhill’s The Dam Busters inspired the famous 1955 film starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd.
Category: History

The Dam Busters

Author : W. B. Bartlett
ISBN : 9781445609669
Genre : History
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The story of the legendary bouncing-bomb attack on Germany's dams.
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The Dam Busters

Author : Martin W. Bowman
ISBN : 9781445613475
Genre : History
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Martin Bowman tells the story of the Dam Busters using period images, some rarely published, as well as contemporary views.
Category: History

Great Tales From British History The Night Of The Dam Busters

Author : W. B. Bartlett
ISBN : 9781445644004
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Great stories well told. Dive right into the heart of the action of the bouncing bomb attack on German dams in the Second World War
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Dam Busters

Author : Ted Barris
ISBN : 9781443455442
Genre : History
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It was a night that changed the Second World War. The secret air raid against the hydroelectric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plan, involved an untried bomb and included the best aircrews the RAF Bomber Command could muster—many of them Canadian. The raid marked the first time the Allies successfully took the war inside Nazi Germany. It was a mission that became legendary. On May 16, 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers filled with 133 airmen took off on a night mission code-named Operation Chastise. Hand-picked and specially trained, the Lancaster crews flew at treetop level to the industrial heartland of the Third Reich and their targets—the Ruhr River dams—whose massive water reservoirs powered Nazi Germany’s military industrial complex. Each Lancaster carried an explosive that, when released just sixty feet over the reservoirs, bounced like a skipping stone to the dam, sank and exploded. The raiders breached two dams and severely damaged a third. The resulting torrent devastated power plants, factories and infrastructure a hundred miles downstream. Every one of the 133 airmen on the mission understood that the odds of survival were low. Of the nineteen bombers outbound, eight did not return. Operation Chastise cost the lives of fifty-three airmen, including fourteen Canadians. Of the sixteen RCAF men who survived, seven received military decorations. Based on personal accounts, flight logs, maps and photographs of the Canadians involved, Dam Busters recounts the dramatic story of these young Commonwealth bomber crews that were tasked with a high-risk mission against an enemy prepared to defend the Fatherland to the death.
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The Dambusters

Author : Alan Cooper
ISBN : 9781781594742
Genre : History
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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, focussing 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.
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The Dam Busters

Author : Jonathan Falconer
ISBN : 184425867X
Genre : History
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The daring attack on the Ruhr dams in May 1943 by RAF Lancasters of 617 Squadron remains one of the greatest feats of arms of the 20th century. It had all the ingredients of a classic adventure story – a miracle weapon designed to destroy an indestructible target in a raid carried out by an elite bomber squadron led by a highly decorated young wing commander. This lavishly illustrated account tells the full story, including a chapter on the epic 1954 film The Dam Busters, and fully detailed appendices.
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