About The DambustersOn the night of the 16th – 17th May, nineteen Lancaster bombers took off from an air base in Lincolnshire. Three turned back, unable to complete the mission. Of the sixteen that made it to the Ruhr valley, only half returned, and even fewer successfully dropped their bouncing bomb on the dams. But to the Allies, the Dambusters mission was a success that they desperately needed. In the History of War Book of the Dambusters, discover the incredible story of the Dambusters raid, uncover rare artefacts and documents – including maps, flight log books, sketches and top-secret letters – and find out how 617 Squadron lived on after the raid on the Ruhr.
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