The Night the Dams Burst

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The Night the Dams Burst tells the Real History of the heroic RAF moonlight attack on Germany’s Ruhr Dams in May 1943, immortalised by the movie The Dambusters. The author’s gripping account is based on his interviews with Bomber Command officers and official British and German documents, and on exclusive access to the private papers and diaries of Barnes Wallis – the British scientist who invented the unique “bouncing bomb” which smashed the dams. The book reads like a thriller, and will excite readers of all ages. Hardcover.

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The Night the Dams Burst explains in exclusive use of the diaries of the special bomb’s inventor Barnes Wallis.
Serialised by The Sunday Express, London

*REAL HEROISM
*REAL ADVENTURE
*REAL HISTORY

This book tells the Real History of the heroic RAF moonlight attack on Germany’s Ruhr Dams in May 1943, immortalised by the movie The Dambusters. The author’s gripping account is based on his interviews with Bomber Command officers and official British and German documents, and on exclusive access to the private papers and diaries of Barnes Wallis – the British scientist who invented the unique “bouncing bomb” which smashed the dams. The book reads like a thriller, and will excite readers of all ages.

An illustration of how the bouncing bomb worked:

 

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Weight 0.680388555 kg
Print length

144

ISBN

9781872197357

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  1. Avatar of bell0910@bigpond.com

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    This is the best short book I have ever read. With information gained from interviewing both English and German sources, Mr Irving keeps the reader enthralled. I opened the book to take a quick look and the next I knew, I had finished it. Beautifully written.

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