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F and the sense of emptiness and loss at RAF Scampton when 52 men failed to return From RAF personnel and civilians to Germans who witnessed the raid this landmark oral history collection paints a moving and personal picture of one of the most famous operations of the Second World Wa. A great book that weaves together the recollections of many of those involved in the Dambusters raid There s no attempt to edito

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On the 17th May 1943 nineteen Lancaster bomber crews gathered at a remote RAF station in Lincolnshire for a mission of extraordinary daring and high risk a night raid on three crucial and heavily defended dams deep in the German industrial heartland The raiders would have to fly acro. In just the last decade there has been no shortage of books published covering the Dambusters raid of 16 17 May 1943 Not surprisi

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Ss occupied Europe at a perilously low level and drop their bombs at a mere 60 feet above the water to destroy the dam walls Eight planes never returnedBestselling author Max Arthur has collected together first hand accounts of the preparation practise organisation and the raid itsel. I am really interested in anything to do with WWII era Britain and Germany and Cold War era Berlin and so I had to pick this book


10 thoughts on “Dambusters

  1. says:

    In just the last decade there has been no shortage of books published covering the Dambusters raid of 16 17 May 1943 Not surprising considering the technical wizardry alone A six ton bomb shaped like an oil drum set to be spun up a

  2. says:

    This is an example of how oral histories should be compiled Various sources are interviewed and their excerpts are arranged chronologically to present the story of the famous raid on the Mohner and Eder Dams which powered the German Ruhr industrial area Various phases are covered from the conceptualization recrui

  3. says:

    I am uite a fan of books on World War II but I have never read anything uite like this I've read the 6 volumes of Churchill's The Second World War book series with much of the writing from one persons point of view This work is completely unlike that Firstly and most importantly this is an oral history with both German and Allied voices To me this makes it one of the most interesting books on a single event I've read We hear vo

  4. says:

    Arthur's oral histories are always well worth reading; in the case of 617 Suadron he's done what few others have and sought out material from the ground crews and other nonflying personnel and the comparison of their reactions to the horrific

  5. says:

    Suadron 617 has been heralded since WWII for their mission against the Ruhr Valley dams The mission included cutting edge technology great planning flawless timing and bravery of the highest sort Many participants died What Max Arthur has done is cobble together accounts of the mission from the pilots and air crews the gr

  6. says:

    I am really interested in anything to do with WWII era Britain and Germany and Cold War era Berlin and so I had to pick this book up when I saw it for sale in a local shop This is uite unlike anything else I've ever read in that the author is

  7. says:

    I can't believe I paid money for this book It is utterly unreadable It is composed in little paragraphs of oral interviews The story of the raid is not told just little bits of memories bouncing from person to person without

  8. says:

    A great book that weaves together the recollections of many of those involved in the Dambusters' raid There's no attempt to editorialise or to smooth over differences in recollections and the book is better for th

  9. says:

    I thought this book was great and was different from anything I had read before To hear from so many different people who were involved in the build up and how they felt after was fascinating It also had the added extra of hearing about the attack from the other side which is rare

  10. says:

    A DAM GOOD READ One of the best wartime books I've had the pleasure to readYou are there being shot at wondering if you will make it back aliveIf you like war stories you will love this book Get your copy today

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