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The Dam Busters

(1952)
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617 SQUADRON, originally formed to carry out one specic operation with a weapon specially designed for that purpose, had, by the end of the war, built up a record of individual and collective courage and skill which is unique. The story which is told in this book cannot but make its readers feel humble in the face of such devotion, such self-sacrice, and such courage.
Nevertheless this story does more than set out the history of one individual squadron; it throws a spotlight on many of the factors which lay behind the successful and decisive employment of air power. It shows scientist, commander and operator working together as a close-knit team, each contributing towards the common aim of greater efficiency; it shows efficiency interpreted in the short term as "accuracy," and in the long term as "maximum effect with minimum effort." There have been those who allege that the air weapon is necessarily indiscriminate and that the aim of air power is destruction for the sake of destruction. This book is the story of a team that gave the lie to that allegation; a team whose work had a profound inuence on the conduct of air operations, a team whose initiative, skill and self sacrice on the one hand saved many an air crew who would otherwise have been lost on abortive operations, and on the other hand obviated much useless destruction and pointless loss of life in Europe. Here also is a story of inspired leadership under conditions of almost unbelievable strain, leadership at all levels - within the individual crews, leadership by the Squadron Commander and leadership by the Group Commander - leadership which inspired men to face up to, and overcome, "impossibilities." May their example be an inspiration to us, now and in the future.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1992 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dam Busters (ISIS Large Print)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 1-85089-523-6 / 978-1-85089-523-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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September 1984 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-7135-2461-8 / 978-0-7135-2461-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unwin Hyman
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October 1977 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-237-44886-6 / 978-0-237-44886-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd
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May 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Dam Busters (Action Books)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-237-28700-5 / 978-0-237-28700-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd
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December 1966 : UK Hardback
Title: Dam Busters (War Classics)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-237-44356-2 / 978-0-237-44356-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd
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December 1966 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Dam Busters (War Classics)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-237-35011-4 / 978-0-237-35011-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd
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December 1966 : UK Hardback
Title: The Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-237-35241-9 / 978-0-237-35241-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: The Dam Busters (Pan 70th Anniversary)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 1-5098-6006-1 / 978-1-5098-6006-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dam Busters: (Pan Military Classics Series)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-330-50995-0 / 978-0-330-50995-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dam Busters (Pan Grand Strategy Series)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-330-37644-6 / 978-0-330-37644-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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October 1991 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dam Busters (Bull's-eye)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-7487-0359-4 / 978-0-7487-0359-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
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June 1983 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dam Busters (Grand Strategy)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-330-28083-X / 978-0-330-28083-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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December 1978 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-553-12571-0 / 978-0-553-12571-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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February 1975 : UK Paperback
Title: Dam Busters (Bull's-eye S.)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-09-119641-8 / 978-0-09-119641-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson Educ.
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December 1969 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-330-23618-0 / 978-0-330-23618-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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February 1969 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-330-10207-9 / 978-0-330-10207-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

November 1985 : Canada Audio Cassette
Title: The Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill, Richard Todd
ISBN: 0-88646-070-0 / 978-0-88646-070-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Dh Audio
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1982 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 1-85848-229-1 / 978-1-85848-229-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Listen for Pleasure
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1982 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 1-86113-230-1 / 978-1-86113-230-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Listen for Pleasure
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Dam Busters (Pan 70th Anniversary Book 1)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
Publisher: Pan
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March 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dam Busters
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
Publisher: DJB Publications
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