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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. While I have nothing but minor interest and curiosity in the subject matter, this book came highly recommended by a friend. The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill. Jul 12, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: According to Simon, when his father went back to the hotel to look for his book: This story has caused great distress to the Goodale family, and an apology for this would seem to be the least that should be offered.

The book also covers the subsequent history of Squadron, as an elite squadron specializing in attacking difficult targets with outsize weapons and precision techniques. Retrieved from ” https: Barnes Wallis is an inspiring figure to any engineer, but the relentless way that obstacles are overcome, so that smaller and smaller raids can tackle more and more difficult targets, is what really drew me in to his story.

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What makes Brickhill’s effort so good is that he got to talk to and interviewed many of the brickhull players involved with squadron and with these sources he has done a fantastic job. Mar 23, Jeff Greason rated it really liked it.


The book also follows the story of the bomb’s creator, Wallis, who is also responsible for the earthquake bomb. So anyone could have taken it over the years.

However, as Simon says, his brrickhill and father and himself all stayed there again some time later, when they had moved over to Northern Ireland, but were waiting for the furniture to arrive. Thanks to a helpful library subscription, I have also come across four other earlier obituaries which are not generally available in online sources, but can be turned up in newspaper archives.

Bantam Books Language: Daily bombardment of London added urgency to the project and great pressure to complete it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Now Squadron was formed specifically for Operation Chastise and it was the most famous mission, so it understandable that it focuses pzul lot on that operation. He is respectful of not only the nominal ‘heroes’ but also the victims of their heroic acts. You could end up on television and with a tidy sum in your pocket.

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Thoroughly entertaining account of the technical innovations that helped win the second world war. Start reading The Dam Busters on your Kindle in under a minute. Cradon had served as intelligence officer with the squadron. Subsequent feats included raids on heavily defended Nazi U-Boat pens, V-1 and V-2 secret flying bomb bases, the destruction of key bridges and aqueducts an Published dammbusters and revised and updated inDam Busters tells rambusters story of weapons scientist Sir Barnes Wallis and the RAF Squadron who delivered the specialized ordnance he designed to take out key German dams destroying their electric generators and bickhill the areas down stream at great risk and at the cost of many casualties.


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As I said earlier this is an exciting read and does not get bogged down in dambustes aspects or minute historical details. However, he accepts that he is unlikely to get the book back, since it was bought in good faith by a collector in Deal.

This book gives the story of Barnes Wallis’ ideas of bombing that shook the experts to the core. Fortunately for the interested reader some of the latter material can be retrieved from the Internet. The book covers the subsequent history of Squadron, as an elite squadron specializing in attacking difficult targets with outsize weapons and precision techniques.

A native of Melbourne, Brickhill had begun a career as a newspaper reporter at the Sydney Sun when war was declared in Books by Paul Brickhill. Brickhill exhibited for primary conflict. Compared to other books about operations in WWII, this was published inso the pilots get a chance to say exactly what happened during brickhil, years at war. True story of the men who flew on missions during WW11 to blow up strategic places, bridges, dams etc.

Later editions included these details.