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    DescriptionThe raid on the great dams of western Germany by Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron in May 1943 is one of the best known, most widely told stories of the Second World War. Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, each Lancaster in the nineteen-strong force was equipped with the revolutionary bouncing bomb designed by the inventor Barnes Wallis. Two of the three main dams were breached and the unleashed floodwaters inundated the Ruhr valley below, killing thousands and causing German industry to grind to a halt. In later years the strategic impact of the raid was deemed to be less than was thought at the time, but the fillip it gave to civilian and Service moral in wartime Britain was incalculable. "The Dam Busters Story" is a short but authoritative narrative account of the RAF's famous dam buster raid, supported by a superb selection of colour and black and white photographs. Jonathan Falconer's narrative covers the development of the bouncing bomb, the planning of the raid, its dramatic execution and aftermath. An appendix provides a definitive listing of all the Lancasters and crews that flew in the raid, and their fates.


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    Title
    The Dam Busters Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Falconer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750947589
    ISBN 10: 0750947586
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, HIS027140
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    DC22: 940.544941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Illustrations note
    30 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    15 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    JONATHAN FALCONER has written widely on RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. His published works on the subject include Stirling at War (1991), RAF Bomber Airfields of World War Two (1992), Stirling Wings (1995), Bomber Command in Fact, Film and Fiction (1997), Bomber Command Handbook 1939-1945 (1998), The Dam Busters (2003), Filming The Dam Busters (2005), and Stirling in Combat (2006). He works as a senior commissioning editor with Sutton Publishing and lives in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.