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Inhaltsangabe: The daring "Dambusters" raid on 17 May 1943, when a special force of British Avro Mark III Lancasters attacked and destroyed the Eder Dams in Germany, was one of the iconic moments of the Second World War. "The Dambusters Experience" tells the story behind the attack, and relives the attack itself under the leadership of Wing Commander Guy Gibson, as he and his men deployed, for the first time, the devastating new secret weapon developed by brilliant scientist Barnes Wallis. Discover how the hours-long raid, a pinpoint attack on a target chosen for its economic and symbolic value, took many months of development and planning. Explore in detail the story behind the attack: Wallis' realization that the Dams offered a unique - if technically difficult - opportunity to sever one of the vital industrial arteries of the Third Reich, his struggles to develop the science behind the "bouncing bomb" and his campaigns to persuade a sceptical Bomber Command that his plan would work. Relive the testing of the bomb, the choice and training of the crew of the Dambusters squadron and finally the nerve-wracking flight through anti-aircraft fire, as the first attempts fell short of the target, with only the final bombs succeeding in shattering the structure of the dams. Fully illustrated and accompanied by beautifully reproduced memorabilia surrounding the raid, from log-books and flight-plans to eye-witness accounts of the damage inflicted on the dams, this unique homage to the Dambusters squadron is an essential companion to one of the war's most exciting and memorable moments.
Über den Autor: John Sweetman is one of Britain's most renowned military historians. He is Hon. Research Fellow at Keele University and former Head of Defence and International Affairs at Sandhurst. He has written many books on the Second World War including The Dambusters Raid, Tirpitz: Huntina the Beast and omber Crew: Taking on the Reich.
Buchbeschreibung William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1894. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. 8.5" x 6". xi, 359pp., ix, 362pp., 32 pages of adverts at rear, later matching brown cloth, gilt lettering, spines slightly rubbed,some spotting on outer page edges, small dent to top edge of volume one, black endpapers, some spotting on first and last few pages otherwise pages overall clean throughout, tissue guarded b&w portrait frontispiece, bindings sound, accompanied by brown cloth slip case in very good condition. A good copy. 8.5" x 6". Military History. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007276
Buchbeschreibung Carlton Books Ltd, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1780972725