Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

The Dambusters

The Dambusters
Item# 9780349123233

Product Description

Publisher: Abacus

Author: John Sweetman with Gary Johnstone

Sixty years on, The Dambusters is the definitive telling of one of World War Two’s most remarkable episodes. The book describes how it was down to the ingenuity and persistence of a scientific maverick, Barnes Wallis, that the idea of the backwards-spinning bouncing bomb came about and how the pilots overcame the odds to pull off one of the most astonishing military successes in history. Lavishly illustrated, it captures the brilliance of the scientists and the bravery of the crews, as well as the enormous impact their success had on the outcome of war. (pb)