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Return of the dambusters : the exploits of World War II's most daring flyers after the flood / John Nichol.

Nichol, John, 1963- (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler PL - Butler 940.54 NIC (Text) 73174005027925 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 940.54 NICHOL (Text) 32826014009039 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781468312744
  • ISBN: 146831274X
  • Physical Description: xii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-335) and index.
Summary, etc.: "Chronicles the lesser-known but audacious missions of the RAF 617 Squadron after the famous Dams Raid, describing their missions to strategically attack battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens as well as high-profile enemy leaders,"--Amazon.com.
Subject: Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Squadron, 617 > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, British.
World War, 1939-1945 > Regimental histories > Great Britain.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Chronicles the missions of the RAF 617 Squadron after the famous Dams Raid, describing their missions to attack battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, and other strategic locations as well as high-profile enemy leaders.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Chronicles the lesser-known but audacious missions of the RAF 617 Squadron after the famous Dams Raid, describing their missions to strategically attack battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens as well as high-profile enemy leaders.
  • WW Norton
    The Dambusters had another nickname—they were the "Suicide Squadron," and these daring flyers were the go-to forces for dangerous precision attacks. They dropped the largest bombs ever built on Hitler's prize battleship, Tirpitz, as well as rocket sites and secret weapon establishments; they were involved in attempts on the lives of enemy leaders, including Hitler and Mussolini; and they created a false fleet on D-Day, which fooled the Germans, among other crucial missions. but they also suffered brutal losses, with 75 percent of 617 Squadron killed in action by the end of the war.In this awe-inspiring book, John Nichol—himself a former RAF flight lieutenant—retraces the path of 617 Squadron's most dangerous sorties, the ones largely lost to history. With the sensitivity of a fellow solider, Nichol gains unprecedented access to the surviving Dambusters, whose moving personal stories add depth to this impressively researched history. The result is a tense, poignant story of courage by men who braved death time and time again in the name of freedom.
  • WW Norton
    The RAF 617 Squadron became famous for taking out German dams during WWII—but their missions after the famous Dams Raid were even more daring

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