Men Who Breached The Dams
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||2002|
Alan Cooper writes about an operation which at the time and ever since has captured the imagination of the world - the attack of the German dams in May 1943. This forms a deeply-researched history of one of the most successful operations of the Second World War carried out by the famous 617 Squadron led by Guy Gibson
This account includes the whole lead up to the final mission; the development of the bouncing bomb, the forming of 617 Squadron and the intense course of training carried out to make the operation a success. The raid itself is viewed form both British and German camps; many of the aircrew who took part in 617 operations give their accounts, as do several Germans, including Albert Speer, the Armaments Minister.
All in all, the book recreates the excitement and aura of danger and uncertainty which surrounded the dam busters' mission, giving the reader the full story of one of the greatest episodes of the war.