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Speakers’ Corner – “Operation Chastise” – The Dambusters Raid

12 June: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr John Lewis

– “Operation Chastise” – The Dambusters Raid –


The attack on the Sauerland Dams on the night of 16th May 1943 by 19 Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron has become the stuff of legend.

Technological innovation and an immense determination by the aircrew to press home their attacks resulted in the destruction of two huge German dams and their associated hydro-electric generating capacity.

Dr John Lewis, who volunteers at Duxford and who has taught at the University of Liverpool and in schools, will discuss the attack and talk about the reasons why some commentators query just how much impact the operation did have on the war in Europe.

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Email dianeaudrey.hayes@gmail.com or telephone Di Hayes 01604 770482
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12 June
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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