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Dam Busters

The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
Holland, James (Book - 2012 )
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Dam Busters


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An account of the daring May 1943 mission to destroy three heavily defended German dams documents the ten-week race to create the necessary weapons and orchestrate a bombing raid that nearly cost the lives of its pilots.
Authors: Holland, James, 1970-
Title: Dam busters
the true story of the inventors and airmen who led the devastating raid to smash the German dams in 1943
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press,, 2012.
Characteristics: xix, 437 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,24 cm.
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, 2012, with the subtitle The race to smash the dams, 1943.
Contents: Prologue
Towards greenlight. Signs of progress
A method of attacking the Axis powers
Bouncing bomb
Sink the Tirpitz
Sitting on the fence
Bomber boys
Panacea mongers
Portal power
Greenlight
The race to smash the dams. The main offensive
Special squadron
617 squadron
Certain dams
The conquest of nature
Low level
Trials and tribulations
A matter of height and speed
Scampton and Reculver
Bottomley sets the date
Air Ministry versus the Admiralty
Countdown
The raid. Final day
Outward journey
Goner
The hardest target
Homeward bound
Legacy. After the raid
Katastrophe
Damn busters
Postscript.
Summary: An account of the daring May 1943 mission to destroy three heavily defended German dams documents the ten-week race to create the necessary weapons and orchestrate a bombing raid that nearly cost the lives of its pilots.
Local Note: 6 35 53 60 71 74 118 172 198 203 231 250
Master record variable field(s) change: 610, 650 WorldCat Holdings
ISBN: 0802121691
9780802121691
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