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The Dam Busters: Their Place in (Economic) History

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The Dam Busters: Their Place in (Economic) History


Professor Mark Harrison marks the anniversary of the celebrated Dam Busters' raid of 16th-17th May 1943, when the RAF's 617 Squadron flew into history by using bouncing bombs that could skip over water for attacks on the industrialized Ruhr valley. The book and movie about the raid captured the public imagination and fashioned the Dam Busters' saga into one of World War II's many enduring tales. But what kind of impact did the operation have on the German war economy?

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