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Operation chastise

Sweetman, John

Operation chastise

the dams raid, epic or myth

by Sweetman, John

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Published by Jane"s in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force. -- Squadron, No.617.,
  • Operation Chastise.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p208-215. - Includes index.

    StatementJohn Sweetman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD786
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv,218p.,(32)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22294086M
    ISBN 100710601247

    Operation Chastise The RAF's Most Brilliant Attack of World War II (Book): Hastings, Max: Tells the story of the infamous British military operation, the Dambusters raid. This aerial bombing attack, called Operation Chastise, was responsible for the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in northwest Germany by Britain's Royal Air Force Squadron, an epic wartime maneveuver.   The dambusters’ story has spawned such a flood of books, it’s a wonder there is anything new to say. But Max Hasting’s Chastise is a virtuoso performance from a veteran military historian. It is a white-knuckle narrative that brings clarity and insight to a much-loved tale, as well as offering a vital corrective to the drum-thumping conclusions of earlier books 3/4(10).

    Operation Chastise. by Max Hastings. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Select a Bookseller - Direct Link to Buy. Amazon; Apple Books; Audiobook; Audiobooks Now; B&N ; Book Passage ; Book People ; Books & Books ; Books Inc ; Books-A-Million ; Brookline Booksmith ; Changing.   Operation Chastise still looms large in public memory. In Germany it is commemorated quietly and reverently as the disaster it was. In Britain the raid has acquired a legendary status, witnessed in the torrent of new books, articles and gala screening of the film The Dam Busters in the Royal Albert Hall to mark the raid’s 75th.

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"Operation Chastise is a remarkable book, well in keeping with the impressive track record that Hastings long ago established as an astute chronicler of the human dimension of 20th-century conflict Combining formidable narrative power with equally potent explanatory insight, it situates the Dambusters Raid in the broader strategic context of /5(21).

This is the first "overall" history of Chastise since James Holland's book six years ago, and as such Sir Max Hastings has the benefit of the ongoing research into this operation, in particular using to good effect Richard Morris' for his upcoming new biography of Sir Barnes Wallis, and last year's The Complete Dambusters, Charles Foster's book that not only included biographies of each man /5.

"Operation Chastise is a remarkable book, well in keeping with the impressive track record that Hastings long ago established as an astute chronicler of the human dimension of 20th-century conflict Combining formidable narrative power with equally potent explanatory insight, it situates the Dambusters Raid in the broader strategic context of /5(50).

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Operation Chastise: The RAF’s Most Brilliant Attack of World War II, by Max Hastings, HarperCollins Publishers,$ Operation Chastise was the codename for the Royal Air Force’s famous “Dambuster” raid against Germany’s Ruhr dams.

Executed on the night of May, the attack was carried out by specially modified Avro Lancaster heavy bombers using a new weapon created. In a thrilling extract from his new book historian Max Hastings recounts the tension of the famous raids in WW2.

Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams. Operation Chastise, the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF s Squadron, was an epic that has passed into Britain s national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the year-old wing-commander who won the VC leading the raid/5(). In "Chastise", he revisits the RAF raid against the Ruhr dams in That raid was famous at the time and further popularized after the war by the book and movie "The Dambusters." "Chastise" is a tense and insightful retelling of the mission, executed by an incredibly young but dedicated group of pilots and air crew against long s: Order your 'Operation Chastise Mission Pack & RAF Book' for just £!.

To honour one of the most daring air operations of the Second World War, Operation Chastise (the Dambusters Raid), The London Mint Office presents a remarkable collection of historical documents that briefed the aircrews ahead of their dangerous night mission to destroy dams deep in the heart of Nazi Germany.

OPERATION CHASTISE THE RAF'S MOST BRILLIANT ATTACK OF WORLD WAR II. (hence one of his previous books, The Politics of History). Zinn has no doubts about where he stands in this "people's history": "it is a history disrespectful of governments and respectful of people's movements of resistance." So what we get here, instead of the usual.

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Operation Chastise cost Squadron eight aircraft as well as 53 killed and 3 captured. The successful attacks on the Möhne and Eder dams released million tons of water into the western Ruhr, reducing water production by 75% and flooding large amounts of farmland.

In addition, over 1, were killed though many of these were forced. ‘Operation Chastise’ Review: Myth-Busting the Dam Busters The attack on Germany’s dams during World War II has been immortalized in popular film and legend. The reality is Reviews: This book purports to offer a complete and "balanced" view of Operation Chastise, the name for the attack.

Hastings does a great job in profiling the main characters, particularly Barnes Wallace, the inventor of the weapon, and Guy Gibson, the 24 year old Commander who led the raid.

Operation Chastise includes three 8-page black-and-white photo inserts and 6 maps. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY DEC 9, Hastings (Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, ) recounts the May British bombing raid that breached the M hne and Eder dams in Germany's R hr Valley, knocking out power stations and unleashing deadly floods, in this thorough /5(14).

It was too much to expect that most British people would sympathise with the civilian victims, though in my book I quote some who indeed did so. Operation Chastise was a supreme piece of military theatre, and in May theatre was precious to the allied war effort. On Tuesday the 18th the story made headlines across the land.

An example of Churchill’s “military theatre” at its best, what Squadron did was an extraordinary and heroic achievement, and a triumph of British ingenuity and technology—a story to be told for generations to ion Chastise includes three 8-page black-and-white photo inserts and 6 maps.

Operation Chastise The RAF's Most Brilliant Attack of World War II (Book): Hastings, Max: One of the most lauded historians of our time returns to the Second World War in this magnificent retelling of the awe-inspiring raid on German dams conducted by the Royal Army Force's Squadron.

The attack on Nazi Germany's dams onwas one of the most remarkable feats in military history. Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s Squadron on the night of 16/17 Maywas an epic that has passed into Britain’s national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the year-old wing-commander who led the raid.Operation Chastise: The RAF’s Most Brilliant Attack of World War II Max Hastings. whose memoir is one of the book’s key sources. (Only 32 of Operation Chastise’s airmen survived the.

Operation Chastise The RAF's Most Brilliant Attack of World War II (Book): Hastings, Max: Tells the story of the infamous British military operation, the Dambusters raid. This aerial bombing attack, called Operation Chastise, was responsible for the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in northwest Germany by Britain's Royal air Force Squadron, an epic wartime maneveuver.