By Max Arthur
On sixteen may possibly 1943, nineteen Lancaster bomber crews accrued at a distant RAF station in Lincolnshire for a venture of striking bold and excessive chance - an evening raid on 3 the most important and seriously defended dams deep within the German business heartland. The raiders must fly throughout occupied Europe at a perilously low point and drop their bombs at an insignificant 60 ft above the water to spoil the dam partitions. 8 planes by no means lower back. Bestselling writer Max Arthur has accumulated jointly first-hand money owed of the education, coaching, experimentation and the raid itself, and the feel of vacancy and loss at RAF Scampton whilst fifty six males didn't go back. From RAF team of workers to German civilians who witnessed the raid, this landmark oral historical past assortment paints a relocating and private photo of 1 of the main well-known operations of the second one international conflict.