The Dam Buster Raid
A Reappraisal, 70 Years On
Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb and its use on the Ruhr dams is one of the best-known stories of the Second World War. This reappraisal of the events examines the mission itself but also assesses the real effectiveness of the attack on the German war effort, follows the careers of the protagonists of 617 Squadron beyond May 1943, and explores the legacy of the raid and how the legend of 'the Dam Busters' was born.
Air Battle for Arnhem
In this new study of the Battle for Arnhem, Alan Cooper focuses on the role of the re-supply aircraft of the RAF. Operation Market Garden relied on being re-supplied by air, but it was a costly undertaking resulting in the loss of 309 aircrew, 79 air despatchers and 107 aircraft. Day-by-day, from 17 September 1944 to 25 September, this book tells the story of the RAF's role at Arnhem, and ends with details of its awards and casualties.