The Dambusters


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 179 (April 2003), p. 48-55


Sixty years ago in May 1943, nine Lancaster bombers took off from a British airfield. Their task was a precision raid on three dams in Hitler's industrial heartland. In an extract from 'The Dambusters' (Sutton, L25.00), Jonathan Falconer tells the remarkable story of this spectacular raid, combining both technical ingenuity and personal bravery