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After the Flood
Author: John Nichol

ISBN: 9780008100841
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 2 July 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 3.0
Description:
Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol set out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood.

The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years.

On the 17th May 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to destroy the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams. 56 of them did not return. Despite these catastrophic losses, the raid became an enormous propaganda triumph. The survivors were feted as heroes and became celebrities of their time.

They had been brought together for one specific task - so what happened next? Of the 77 men who made it home from that raid, 32 would lose their lives later in the war and only 45 survived to see the victory for which they fought.

Few are aware of the extent of the Dambuster squadron's operations after the Dams Raid. They became the "go to" squadron for specialist precision attacks, dropping the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets s...

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