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The last British Dambuster: one man's extraordinary life and the raids that changed history

The last British Dambuster: one man's extraordinary life and the raids that changed history

Johnson, George, author

Johnny Johnson is 92 years old and one of very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time. On 16th May 1943, Johnny, alongside 132 specially selected comrades, took off from Scampton airbase in Lincolnshire. For six weeks they had been trained to fulfil one mission that was near impossible: to destroy three dams deep within Germany's Ruhr Valley. It was a daring task but, against the odds, Johnny and his crew survived. For the first time, Johnny relives every moment of that fatal night - and the devastating aftermath

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Ebury Press, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: George 'Johnny' Johnson
ISBN: 0091957745, 9780091957742
Physical Description: xiii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Destruction and pillage Germany Ruhr (Region); Airmen Great Britain Biography.; Johnson, George.; Dams Germany Ruhr (Region) History 20th century.; Biography.; World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, British.; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, British.