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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max HastingsOperation Chastise the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in north west Germany by the RAF s 617 Suadron was an epic that has passed into Britain s national legendMax Hastings grew up embracing the story the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson the 24 year old wing commander who won the VC leading the raid In the 21st Century however Hastings urges that we should review the Dambusters in muchcomplex shades The aircrew s heroism was wholly authentic as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis who invented the bouncing bombs But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised wildly What Germans call the Möhnekatastrophe imposed on the Nazi war machine temporary disruption rather than a crippling blowHastings vividly describes the evolution of Wallis bomb and of the suadron which broke the dams at the cost of devastating losses But he also portrays in harrowing detail those swept away by the torrents Some 1400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Möhne valleythan half of them Russian and Polish women slave labourers under HitlerIronically Air Marshal Sir Arthur Bomber Harris gained much of the credit though he opposed Chastise as a distraction from his city burning blitz He also made what the author describes as the operation s biggest mistake the failure to launch a conventional attack on the Nazis huge post raid repair operation which could have transformed the impact of the dam breaches upon Ruhr industryChastise offers a fascinating retake on legend by a master of the art Hastings sets the dams raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War with moving portraits of the young airmen so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British historyTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max HastingsOperation Chastise the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in north west Germany by the RAF s 617 Suadron was an epic that has passed into Britain s national legendMax Hastings grew up embracing the story the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson the 24 year old wing commander who won the VC leading the raid In the 21st Century however Hastings urges that we should review the Dambusters in muchcomplex shades The aircrew s heroism was wholly authentic as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis who invented the bouncing bombs But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised wildly What Germans call the Möhnekatastrophe imposed on the Nazi war machine temporary disruption rather than a crippling blowHastings vividly describes the evolution of Wallis bomb and of the suadron which broke the dams at the cost of devastating losses But he also portrays in harrowing detail those swept away by the torrents Some 1400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Möhne valleythan half of them Russian and Polish women slave labourers under HitlerIronically Air Marshal Sir Arthur Bomber Harris gained much of the credit though he opposed Chastise as a distraction from his city burning blitz He also made what the author describes as the operation s biggest mistake the failure to launch a conventional attack on the Nazis huge post raid repair operation which could have transformed the impact of the dam breaches upon Ruhr industryChastise offers a fascinating retake on legend by a master of the art Hastings sets the dams raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War with moving portraits of the young airmen so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British historyTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max HastingsOperation Chastise the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in north west Germany by the RAF s 617 Suadron was an epic that has passed into Britain s national legendMax Hastings grew up embracing the story the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson the 24 year old wing commander who won the VC leading the raid In the 21st Century however Hastings urges that we should review the Dambusters in muchcomplex shades The aircrew s heroism was wholly authentic as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis who invented the bouncing bombs But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised wildly What Germans call the Möhnekatastrophe imposed on the Nazi war machine temporary disruption rather than a crippling blowHastings vividly describes the evolution of Wallis bomb and of the suadron which broke the dams at the cost of devastating losses But he also portrays in harrowing detail those swept away by the torrents Some 1400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Möhne valleythan half of them Russian and Polish women slave labourers under HitlerIronically Air Marshal Sir Arthur Bomber Harris gained much of the credit though he opposed Chastise as a distraction from his city burning blitz He also made what the author describes as the operation s biggest mistake the failure to launch a conventional attack on the Nazis huge post raid repair operation which could have transformed the impact of the dam breaches upon Ruhr industryChastise offers a fascinating retake on legend by a master of the art Hastings sets the dams raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War with moving portraits of the young airmen so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history