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617: Going to War with Today's Dambusters Kindle Edition


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Length: 352 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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A gripping and revealing account of how the modern generation of Dambusters upholds the traditions of courage and sacrifice of their World War II brethren

The 617 Squadron of 2011 might not have bombed targets on a daily basis, nor found itself under constant enemy attack, but this book is no less fascinating for that. As a detailed picture of how a modern fast-leg squadron operates and functions, it is utterly compelling―MAIL ON SUNDAY

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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. From dramatic air strikes to the life-and-death search for IEDs and low-flying shows of force designed to drive insurgents from civilian cover, he tracked every mission - and the skill, resilience, banter and exceptional airmanship that saw 617 through.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2498 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (Dec 27 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007N6QHSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa1c43f0c) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
HASH(0xa1c523d8) out of 5 stars A Good Read June 22 2014
By steve jamison - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book, an interesting insight into fast jet operations in Afghanistan. Matter of fact and not over the top.
HASH(0xa1ad7084) out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 25 2015
By David. Corner - Published on Amazon.com
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a great book from another angle on the Dam Busters
HASH(0xa1ad7048) out of 5 stars The book focuses more on the group; few reports of fighting Oct. 10 2014
By Eduardo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Absence of action