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To my surprise, the “Dam Busters” raid itself and the great engineering story of Barnes Wallis takes up only a fraction of the book — most of which is the development of high precision bombing techniques, which I had had no idea was part of Squadron’s legacy. Not all of them got back to the bases in England, but lots of valleys and towns and factories were washed away when the dams were blown up. An inventor, a squadron of serious dedicated flyers and teams of others that brings an important historic moment into the war efforts.
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Customers who bought this item also bought. As I said earlier this is an exciting read and dambsuters not get bogged down in technical aspects or minute historical pual. This recounts the invention and the utilisation of the bomb invented by Barnes Wallis and the brave men of Bomber Command who flew in the most daring raid to blow up the Ruhr Dam.
Filled with technical details, it might at times seem a bit heavy going, but the blend between science and action is useful, in my opinion.
Mar 16, Megargee rated it liked it. I clearly remember standing in his room thinking how strange as I had really liked him and I remember thinking how big his shoes were as I packed his stuff… We never saw Brian again! None were interested so Brickhill was forced to decline Nerney’s offer.
Primary Menu Home About this blog. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After all it was during the troubles and my father was in the armoured car business. After meeting with Wallis in the summer of he decided that here was the book’s central figure, a driven man who overcame great odds set pal the tragedy of the heavy losses that the squadron endured.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Apr 23, Timothy rated it it was amazing. So far, I have come across these online postwar obituaries:. I know the last of these did not take part in the Dams Raid himself, but I thought his obituary might be of interest.
Dec 25, Shirley Revill rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book covers the subsequent history of Squadron, as an elite squadron specializing in attacking difficult targets with outsize weapons and precision techniques.
Nov 17, Graham rated it really dambusterw it Shelves: Compared to other books about operations in WWII, this was published inso the pzul get a chance to say exactly what happened during their years at war. Retrieved from ” https: Please try again later. Following up Pudneys recommendation, Nerney approached Brickhill in Februarywho jumped at the offer.
Aug 31, Audrey Vanstrien rated it really liked it. Still, the escape remains one of the great heroic stories of World War II.
It also put a nasty crimp in Der Fuhrer’s steel industry. Before this move took place, Brian Goodale stayed at a small hotel in the town called the Devonshire Arms. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I thought, going into this book, that I might struggle with the technical aspects and find it a little hard-going as I’m generally not a reader of non-fiction.
The Dam Busters
Nov 13, Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Originally published in by Evans Brothers this is the story of the raid when nearly tons of water crashed into the valleys of the Ruhr, when the Lancasters of squadron breached the giant Moehne and Eder dams with ‘blockbuster’ bombs.
The Goodales moved back to England, after five years living in Newtownards, and then bickhill Brian Goodale died of cancer aged just Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
Aug 23, bluetyson added paaul. The further exploits of the pilots after their harrowing mission seems to lack a little of the excitement Mr. A gripping and beautifully written account of the bravery and some might argue insanity displayed by the bruckhill of the RAF during WWII, when they bombed the three main dams in Germany with a special type of bomb.
So dambustesr, I have come across these online postwar obituaries: Eventually he discovered that not only was Barnes Wallis involved with the squadron in developing the bouncing bombs used during Da,busters Chastise but he had also designed the Grand Slam and Tallboy bombs used by the squadron later in the war.
But it’s a thrilling and true re-enactment of a desperate time and a frantic response against an enemy bombing schools and hospitals in Britain every day. Eventually this was received in March It perfectly sums up the British WWII spirit – the keep calm and carry on mentality – and highlights I thought, going into this book, dambsuters I might struggle with the technical aspects and find it a little hard-going as I’m generally not a reader of non-fiction.
Brickhill exhibited for primary conflict. Written by the man who wrote The Great Escape, this is a real winner for war buffs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.