Dambuster, Paperback



Lincolnshire May 1943. Twenty Lancaster bombers stand poised to fly one of World War 2's most daring and dangerous missions, 617 Squadron's legendary bouncing-bomb attack on Germany's dams.

Success could shorten the war, the crews are told, but will inevitably come at a cost.

Many of them, hand-picked by their charismatic if volatile leader, Guy Gibson, will not be coming back.

After two tours of duty and fifty-nine missions, combat-seasoned pilot Peter Lightfoot and his loyal crew are already on borrowed time.

Narrowly escaping death on a disastrous final operation over the Alps, a flight which ends by ditching their wrecked Lancaster into the Atlantic, the seven men are at last relieved from operational flying, job done.

But haunted by a face from his past, Lightfoot cannot rest, and unknown to his crew applies to join Gibson's 617 Squadron, and fly the dams mission.

A mission many see as certain suicide. Tense, thrilling, and meticulously researched as always, Robert Radcliffe's DAMBUSTER - like his bestselling UNDER AN ENGLISH HEAVEN - is an old-fashioned adventure of the most gripping sort.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Second World War fiction
  • ISBN: 9780349123349



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