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Author Holland, James, 1970-

Title Dam busters : the true story of the inventors and airmen who led the devastating raid to smash the German dams in 1943 / James Holland.

Imprint New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2013]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  940.54 H736    ---  Available
Description xix, 437 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, 2012, with the subtitle The race to smash the dams, 1943.
Bibliography Includes filmography (p. 420), bibliographical references (p. [415]-420) and index.
Summary An account of the daring May 1943 mission to destroy three heavily defended German dams documents the ten-week race to create the necessary weapons and orchestrate a bombing raid that nearly cost the lives of its pilots.
Subject Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Squadron, 617 -- History.
Dams -- Germany -- Ruhr (Region) -- History -- 20th century.
Ruhr (Germany : Region) -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany -- Ruhr (Region)
Added Title Dambusters : the true story of the inventors and airmen who led the devastating raid to smash the German dams in 1943
ISBN 9780802121691 (hbk.) : $28.00
0802121691 (hbk.)

 
    
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