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617 : going to war with today's Dambusters

Author: Tim Bouquet
Publisher: London : Orion, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In May 1943, 617 Squadron RAF executed one of the most daring operations in military history as bombers mounted a raid against hydro-electric dams in Germany. 617 Squadron became a Second World War legend. Nearly 70 years later, in April 2011, a new generation of elite flyers, now flying supersonic Tornado GR4 bombers, was deployed to Afghanistan - their mission: to provide close air support to troops on the ground.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Bouquet
ISBN: 9781409129882 1409129888
OCLC Number: 872709592
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Back to the Future --
1. Fly-Past --
2. Light the Fires --
3. Fly, Fight, Do Admin --
4. Tornado Force --
5. The Warlord's Battle Plan --
6. War Week --
pt. 2: Theatre of War --
7. Mission Control --
8. Welcome to Kandahar --
9. Nailing the Enemy --
10. On the Move --
11. Ducklings to Water --
12. The Unspoken Fear --
13. Riggers, Sooties, Leckies, Fairies and Plumbers --
14. Under the Boardwalk --
15. Enemy Killed in Action --
16. Spies in the Sky --
17. Sixty-eight Years On --
18. Operation Omid Haft --
19. Downtime --
20. Under Pressure --
21. 'Our Dog is Bigger Than His Dog' --
22. Walking the Line --
23. The Inner Sanctum --
24. 'Pull Up! Pull Up!' --
25. Homing Instincts --
26. All Change --
27. Home and Away.
Other Titles: Six one seven
Six hundred and seventeen
Responsibility: Tim Bouquet.

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The inside story of today's Dambusters, 617 Squadron RAF, at war in Afghanistan.  Read more...

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Bouquet's clear, informative writing places us alongside these brave professionals and will open up reader's eyes to life in the theatre of war. * LINCOLNSHIRE LIFE * The 617 Squadron of 2011 might Read more...

 
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