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by Stephen Flower

ePub Barnes Wallis' Bombs: Tallboy, Dambuster  Grand Slam (Revealing History) download
Author:
Stephen Flower
ISBN13:
978-0752429878
ISBN:
0752429876
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Publisher:
Tempus Pub Ltd (November 1, 2004)
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Military
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Barnes Wallis’ Bombs is the story of the development of Wallis’ bombs, their destructive uses and how they helped win the war for the Allies. This, Stephen Flower’s first book, is the definitive history of Barnes Wallis’ bombs.

Barnes Wallis’ Bombs is the story of the development of Wallis’ bombs, their destructive uses and how they helped win the war for the Allies. I was looking forward to reading this for more details (and less sensationalism) than you get from the movie Dambusters. This I got from the first few chapters. But what disappointed me about this book was that it barely told much about Wallis himself, perhaps a little more about his bombs but spent most of the time discussing bombing raids and training regimens in excruciatingly tedious detail.

Barnes Wallis' Bombs: Tallboy, Dambuster & Grand Slam.

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Barnes Wallis' Bombs. Tallboy, Dambuster and Grand Slam (Revealing History). Published August 1, 2004 by Tempus Publishing, Limited.

The story of the development of Wallis’ bombs, their destructive uses and how they helped win the war for the Allies. Additional information. The story of the development of Wallis’ bombs, their destructive uses and how they helped win the war for the Allies.

Flower, Stephen, Barnes Wallis’ Bombs: Tallboy, Dambuster and Grand Slam, London: Tempus, 2004. Ford, Brian . Allied Secret Weapons, the War of Science, New York: Ballantine Books, 1970. German Secret Weapons, Blueprint for Mars, New York: Ballantine Books, 1969. Gannon, Paul, Colossus - Bletchley Park’s Greatest Secret, London, Atlantic Books, 2006. Gardner, Robert, From Bouncing Bombs To Concorde, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2006. Gimbel, John, Science Technology and Reparations: Exploitation and Plunder in Postwar Germany, Stanford: University Press, 1990.

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An Operational History of Barnes Wallis' Bombs. Barnes Wallis was the most famous inventor and designer of the Second World War. Thanks to the film and book of The Dam Busters, he is still a household name today. His story is not just of the 'bouncing' bombs that destroyed the Mohne and Eder dams but also of the other devices he invented, from the Wellington bomber to the Upkeep, Tallboy and Grand Slam bombs that this book is about.

The story of the most powerful bombs of the Second World War. Barnes Wallis' Bombs is the story of the development of Wallis' bombs, their destructive uses and how they helped win the war for the Allies.
  • I was looking forward to reading this for more details (and less sensationalism) than you get from the movie Dambusters. This I got from the first few chapters. But what disappointed me about this book was that it barely told much about Wallis himself, perhaps a little more about his bombs but spent most of the time discussing bombing raids and training regimens in excruciatingly tedious detail. If you are an ex-military pilot and love hearing about such things this book will find a fan. If you are interested in the inventor and learning about the development of the famous weapons, you will go away sadly disappointed. Often entire chapters go by with barely a mention of Wallis's name, but you can find a listing of the names of every single member of each bomber and their ranks along with their aircraft make and designation for every single bombing campaign. Not something that I can imagine anyone finds easy reading.

  • This is a wonderful book for those who are seriously interested in the evolution of the famous bombs designed by Barnes Wallis for the Royal Air Force during WWII. The author has exhaustively researched and carefully chronicled a very comprehensive look at the challenges faced by Wallis, the RAF leadership and the incredibly valiant and intrepid men who designed, tested, built, armed, loaded and flew these unique weapons into the Third Reich. The reader will come to much more fully appreciate the superb qualities of the Lancaster bombers, as they become central characters of the story. The frustrations and dangers of trying to put ever larger bombs, ranging from the 4,000 lb "Tallboy Small" to the 22,400 lb "Grand Slam," into an aircraft designed for much smaller bombs, and then getting precise release mechanisms for accurate bombing make for compelling reading. The narrative brings a very human face to the aviators, their adversaries and the many other characters who have parts to play. Personal testimony is at times humorous, always exhilarating and frequently profoundly sad as the aerial raids and raiders are described in harshly real terms. The long and exceptionally dangerous raids to sink the battleship Tirpitz and the breaching of the Mohne and Eder dams are of particular interest and are detailed exquisitely. This is a book that will complete the knowledge of those who know something about these events, and its place of honor on the bookshelf of the student of WWII flying history is absolutely assured.