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The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill

The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill

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The Dam Busters

by Paul Brickhill

Cadet Edition

Evans Brothers, 1958, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates and frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears (See photographs)

“Early in 1943, 617 Squadron was formed for just one special job – to smash the Moehne and Eder Dams.  That epic affair made the R.A.F.’s newest squadron also tits finest, the “special duties squadron”.  They went on to do many more unusual and perilous tasks, won to V.C.’s and over 150 other decorations, and were described as the most effective unit of its size the British Forces ever had.
They were, in fact, unique; a chosen band of extremely skilful and fearless volunteers, using special weapons that could not be given to other units.
This, their story, really starts three years before they were born, when a gentle, white-haired scientist dreamed up the ten-ton “earthquake bomb”, and the weird weapon which the squadron used against the dams.”

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