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The Resource Chastise : the Dambusters, Max Hastings

Chastise : the Dambusters, Max Hastings

Label
Chastise : the Dambusters
Title
Chastise
Title remainder
the Dambusters
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF's 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, was an epic that has passed into Britain's national legend. Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century, however, he urges that we should see the dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew's heroism was entirely real, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, inventor of the 'bouncing bombs'. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised as ruthlessly as they did about the entire bomber offensive
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hastings, Max
Dewey number
  • 940.5'421355
  • 940.5'421355
  • 940.5421355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operation Chastise, 1943
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warfare and Defence
Target audience
specialized
Label
Chastise : the Dambusters, Max Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008280567
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxv, 364 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008280567
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Chastise : the Dambusters, Max Hastings
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008280567
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxv, 364 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008280567
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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