Books - Review

Chastise - The Dambusters Story 1943A detailed account of the Dambusters raid of May 1943. Lots of info on the personalities involved, Bomber Command's overall strategy, technical development of the bouncing bomb, and a minute-by-minute account of the actual raid.
by Max Hastings
Score: 7.5
Published: 2019
Read: March 25th 2021


John said

Pretty good - he includes some detailed analysis of the actual impact of the raid, including the large number of civilians and prisoners drowned, as well as reviewing the historical accounts (eg Paul Brickhill's book) in the light of more historical distance. Writing was unexpectedly clumsy in places I thought, maybe we blame the editor for that.

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