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Description for 617 Paperback. The inside story of today's Dambusters, 617 Squadron RAF, at war in Afghanistan. Num Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations (colour). BIC Classification: 1FCA; 3JM; HBJF; HBLX; HBWS4; JWG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 294.
The inside story of today's Dambusters, 617 Squadron RAF, at war in Afghanistan. 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. Tim Bouquet was given unprecedented access to 617's pre-deployment training and blistering tour in Afghanistan. ... Read more

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About Tim Bouquet
Tim Bouquet is a journalist, writer, editor, broadcaster and traveller. He contributes to leading titles including the Telegraph Magazine and The Times Magazine.

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A gripping and revealing account of how the modern generation of Dambusters uphold the traditions of courage and sacrifice of their World War II brethren. One cannot fail to be impressed by the bravery, dedication and professionalism displayed by this new breed of aviator.
John Nichol The legendary Dambuster squadron is still in safe hands. 617 offers a rare ... Read more

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