Return of the Dambusters by John Nichol audiobook

Return of the Dambusters: The Exploits of World War II's Most Daring Flyers After the Flood

By John Nichol
Read by Shaun Grindell

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The Dambusters were the go-to forces for dangerous precision attacks: They bombed Hitler's prize battleship, Tirpitz, as well as rocket sites, weapon strongholds, and the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr; they targeted enemy leaders including Hitler and Mussolini; and they created a false fleet on D-Day, which fooled the Germans. 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. Including personal stories of the surviving Dambusters, Return of the Dambusters is a tense, poignant story of courage by men who braved death in the name of freedom.

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The Dambusters were the go-to forces for dangerous precision attacks: They bombed Hitler's prize battleship, Tirpitz, as well as rocket sites, weapon strongholds, and the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr; they targeted enemy leaders including Hitler and Mussolini; and they created a false fleet on D-Day, which fooled the Germans. 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. Including personal stories of the surviving Dambusters, Return of the Dambusters is a tense, poignant story of courage by men who braved death in the name of freedom.

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Editorial Reviews

A straightforward account considers all sides to these precise missions. Kirkus

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Author Bio: John Nichol

Author Bio: John Nichol

A former RAF flight lieutenant, John Nichol is co-author, with John Peters, of the bestselling Tornado Down, and, with Tony Rennell, of The Last Escape and Tail-End Charlies. He is also a journalist and widely quoted military commentator.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English