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    The Dam Busters: Breaking the Great Dams of Germany, 16-17 May 1943 (Paperback) By (author) Jonathan Falconer


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    DescriptionThe 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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    The Dam Busters
    Breaking the Great Dams of Germany, 16-17 May 1943
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Falconer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844258673
    ISBN 10: 184425867X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
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    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    DC22: 940.544941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: D786 .F367 2010
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, JWCM, NHWL
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Imprint name
    J H Haynes & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jonathan Falconer is the author of more than 20 books on aspects of aviation history, including the best-selling Filming The Dam Busters and RAF Bomber Airfields of World War Two. Jonathan is a senior commissioning editor with Haynes.
    Table of contents
    Compelling narrative account of the most famous bombing raid of the Second World War. Lavishly illustrated with archive photographs, including rare colour. Includes a chapter on the 1954 film The Dam Busters. Detailed appendices covering full aircrew battle order and operational losses. Foreword by the late Richard Todd, who played Guy Gibson in the 1954 film The Dam Busters.