Dambuster (Digital original)

Dambuster (Digital original)

By: Robert Radcliffe (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Robert Radcliffe lives in Suffolk and is himself an experienced pilot. He has written two other novels, published under a different name.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780349123349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780349123349
  • weight: 300
  • ISBN10: 0349123349
  • edition: Digital original

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