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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

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Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century, however,
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by William Collins
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Superb history of the 'Dambusters' raid, giving all sides of the story from Barnes Wallis' struggles to get Upkeep right, to the training of the pilots and crew who were to deliver it, to the devasting consequences, of the flood waters, released when the dams were breached. Immensely readable and as pacy as a thriller. Excellent.
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Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings, FRSL, FRHistS is a British journalist, editor, historian and author. His parents were Macdonald Hastings, a journalist and war correspondent, and Anne Scott-James, sometime editor of Harper's Bazaar.

Hastings was educated at Charterhouse School and University College, Oxford, which he left after a year.After leaving Oxford University, Max Hastings became a foreign c
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