Steven Flower tells the story of Barnes Wallis and the bombs he designed during the Second World War. From the original ‘bouncing’ bomb used against the Ruhr dams, made famous by the film The Dam Busters, to the earthquake bombs that sank the Tirpitz and destroyed the Beilefield viaduct and the submarine pens at St. Nazaire, he chronicles the development and use of Barnes Wallis’ Bombs.
This book is written with passion, of one who was there. Stephen Flower has captured the thoughts and worries of a generation who went to war. This generation at war were not the people who were "knee deep in muck and bullets" fighting an enemy face to face but an enemy of red tape, disbelief and time. (Amazon review).
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Stephen Flower is acknowledged as one of the experts on the Dambusters, not only on the raid on the Ruhr dams, but also the operational history of the squadron subsequent to the Dams raid. He tells the story of the many raids against the Tirpitz, sensitive targets in occupied Europe and of the development of the bombs themselves, of which the Grand Slam was the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever made. He lives in Middlesex.
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Book Description Amberley Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111848689594