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617 Squadron of 5 Group RAF Bomber Command was without doubt the most famous RAF Squadron in World War II. It was formed to carry out the precision low-level attack on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe Dams, using Barnes Wallace’s newly developed rotating mine, now commonly referred to as ‘The Bouncing Bomb’. The raid was a tremendous success, although at great cost to the squadron, and proved to be a great moral booster for the war-weary British public. Guy Gibson VC was tasked with organizing the formation and training of the new squadron and the ‘Dambusters’ have been national heroes ever since. Although several books have previously been written on this epic adventure, this is a new look at their first raid and then the long and envious history of 617 until the end of the war.
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Chris Ward is a military historian who specialises in aviation.Review:
"...a great balance between historical research and easiness for reading... covers with impressive details the operations, without being a dry enumeration of the mission debriefing reports...highly recommeded." (IPMS)
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Book Description Casemate Publishers, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1848840020