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  1. Paul Brickhill

    From Rosetta Books Though The Great Escape is a novel, its basic story is true, and the novel s author Paul Brickhill 1916 91 was a participant in it Brickhill, an Australian, had flown missions against the Germans in Tunisia for the Royal Australian Air Force when he was shot down in 1943 Locked away and bored in Silesia in Luft Stalag III, he and his fellow prisoners concocted an escape plan a daring idea that would result in a mass escape from the Germans Of the 76 officers who escaped, only three were successful Hitler himself ordered the execution of 47 of the men who were recaptured Still, the escape remains one of the great heroic stories of World War II.A native of Melbourne, Brickhill had begun a career as a newspaper reporter at the Sydney Sun when war was declared in 1939 His instincts as a reporter stuck with him during his incarceration by the Germans, as he collected stories from his fellow prisoners that became the foundation for his later work After the war, Brickhill sought to go back to newspapering, but quickly abandoned it to begin work on his first book, entitled Escape to Danger 1946 , about his experiences in the POW camp From this, he drew the story of The Great Escape, published four years later The following year, Brickhill published The Dam Busters, an acclaimed account of pinpoint bombing raids by the 617 Squadron, followed by an anthology of POW stories entitled Escape or Die 1952 and Reach for the Sky 1954 a biography of aviator Douglas Bader.

699 thoughts on “The Dam Busters (Pan 70th Anniversary Book 1)”

  1. eccentric british egghead as hero, stiff upper lipped British resolve and sheer bullheaded British doggedness what s not to love in this true story


  2. I m not usually one for non fiction historical texts, most are written by accountants who are interested in lists and stats rather than the stories of the people who were there Of course historical documents and registers are often the only evidence historians have to extrapolate from so the job of telling the story of a real person who didn t survive becomes ever difficult the further we are from the event What makes Brickhill s effort so good is that he got to talk to and interviewed many of [...]


  3. A brilliant book Brickhill gives an account of Barnes Wallis, a kind gentle person and his sheer stubbornness in never wanting to give up in his achievements to succeed, which of course led to the bouncing bomb, the talking boy and the grandslam bombs which ultimately led to the formation of probably the most famous squadron in the RAF, if not the world 617 Led at first by Guy Gibson who would later be awarded a Victoria Cross for his role in leading the raid which gave 617 squadron its eventual [...]


  4. Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill is not just the story of Operation Chastise the mission to blow up German dams along the Ruhr it is also the story of Royal Air Force Squadron 617 Now 617 Squadron was formed specifically for Operation Chastise and it was the most famous mission, so it understandable that it focuses a lot on that operation.Much like Paul Brickhill s other novel The Great Escape this book is an exciting read, it is no wonder that they were both made into movies The book follows the e [...]


  5. Published in 1951 and revised and updated in 1969, Dam Busters tells the story of weapons scientist Sir Barnes Wallis and the RAF 617 Squadron who delivered the specialized ordnance he designed to take out key German dams destroying their electric generators and flooding the areas down stream at great risk and at the cost of many casualties Subsequent feats included raids on heavily defended Nazi U Boat pens, V 1 and V 2 secret flying bomb bases, the destruction of key bridges and aqueducts and [...]


  6. Strangely, while I ve read Brickhill s The Great Escape in which he was a participant and eyewitness with pleasure, and seen the movie The Dam Busters times than I can count, I d never gone back to the source material and read the book now I can report that it was a pleasure To my surprise, the Dam Busters raid itself and the great engineering story of Barnes Wallis takes up only a fraction of the book most of which is the development of high precision bombing techniques, which I had had no ide [...]


  7. The Dam Busters relates the story of Squadron 617, an elite bombing sqaudron, in the Royal Air Force during WWII While I have nothing but minor interest and curiosity in the subject matter, this book came highly recommended by a friend.I was mesmorized and had a difficult time putting the book down Paul Brickhill does a fantastic job writing history that is engaging He includes a great balance of the feats of the group and their personal experiences and personalities that kept a typically fictio [...]


  8. I thought, going into this book, that I might struggle with the technical aspects and find it a little hard going as I m generally not a reader of non fiction However, Paul Brickhill writes in such a way that the story flows easily and each character though of course they were all real people comes to life and you soon find that you have your favourites that you re particularly rooting for It perfectly sums up the British WWII spirit the keep calm and carry on mentality and highlights the extrao [...]


  9. Excellent book The first chapters up to the dam raids are outstanding, the rest of them maybe a bit less exciting, with less suspense, but also extremely interesting as they show that Squadron 617 was not only about the dam raids but a lot of other high precision bombing attacks during the war, using new bombs and different tactics I really enjoyed the book.


  10. The first half, the story of the original mission, it s conception and execution, is definitely worth the read The further exploits of the pilots after their harrowing mission seems to lack a little of the excitement Mr Brickhill exhibited for primary conflict Still, VERY MUCH worth the read It s amazing what those young men did


  11. Paul Brickhill delivers another great book I knew the Great Escape was an amazing film after the book, but I d never seen this film Dam Busters is amazing, a wonderful story, in fact BETTER than the Great Escape Will be searching it out on film now, will be reading again Gripping, in flight and chilling Wonderfully written


  12. people used to be able to write people used to be able to kick ass people used to be proud of this ass kicking.a tale of the battle for britain from the brit s view all straight up clandestine weapon creations, best pilots around, hella intense missions, all done w o teh internets, gps, satelites sp or anything else lame.written w incredible flair and wit highly engaging.


  13. Genius is rarely recognized in its own time and very nearly wasn t in the case of the dam busting bomb Brickhill does a great job of illustrating the genius of the device, the work that was involved in perfecting it and the bravery of its champions and those who deployed it.


  14. Wow, I started this not expecting to find myself completely immersed in the story I got a little lost in some of the science of it but the overall story of real bravery is breath taking and completely engaging A single sitting book, now I must watch the film.


  15. Quite simply one of the most astonishing times in our recent history one of the greatest inventors Barnes Wallis , some of the bravest men Bomber Command Read this book and learn about duty and sacrifice and feel suitably humbled.


  16. True story of the men who flew on missions during WW11 to blow up strategic places, bridges, dams etc This recounts the invention and the utilisation of the bomb invented by Barnes Wallis and the brave men of Bomber Command who flew in the most daring raid to blow up the Ruhr Dam.


  17. An informative account of the history of the Dam Buster Squadron The Dam attack was impressive but the pin point attacks on the U Boat pens and V 3 super gun installation are just as good but at what appalling cost How did they keep going as one after another their mates got the chop



  18. To handicapt Nazi industrial production and slow the development of Germany s secret weapons, the British Bomber Command launched an attack on a German dam This dramatic raid is told here.


  19. The book covers the subsequent history of 617 Squadron, as an elite squadron specializing in attacking difficult targets with outsize weapons and precision techniques.


  20. another riveting war story from Brickhill I found the science behind the dam busting bombs and aiming equipment particularly fascinating.


  21. An inventor, a squadron of serious dedicated flyers and teams of others that brings an important historic moment into the war efforts










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