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Return of the Dambusters : The Exploits of World War II's Most Daring Flyers After the Flood (Hardcover)

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RAF 617 Squadron, World War II's famous Dambusters, have been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years for their triumphant destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr. But few are aware of the extent of the Dambuster squadron’s operations after the Dams Raid. They became the go to forces for specialist precision attacks--dropping the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites, and U-boat construction pens. They were involved in attempts on the lives of enemy leaders--including ****** and Mussolini, created a "false fleet" on D-day which fooled the Germans, and knocked out a German super gun which would have rained 600 shells an hour on London.In this book, John Nichol, who is himself is a former RAF flight lieutenant--his Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991 and we has held as a prisoner of war--retraces the path of 617 Squadron’s most dangerous sorties as their reputation called them into action again and again.
Number of Pages: 3668
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Author: John Nichol
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2016
TCIN: 50376244
UPC: 9781468312744
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-3817
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