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The Dambusters Raid Giclée Art Print

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This high-quality infographic art print shows the nineteen Lancaster bombers of Operation Chastise (more commonly known as the Dambusters Raid) and their crews, with information on the fates of both bomb and crew for each Lancaster.

The Dambusters Raid saw nineteen Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron attack several dams in the Rhur Valley in Germany: the Möhne, Eder, Sorpe, and Edersee dams. Flying on the night of 16/17 May 1943, each of the Lancasters carried an Vickers Type 464 'Upkeep' mine, better known as a bouncing bomb, which Barnes Wallis had designed specifically for the mission. The Lancasters flew in low to avoid detection, and bounced their Upkeep mines along the surface of the water and into the dam.

The Dambusters Raid has a legendary status in the history of the Royal Air Force and the Second World War, as one of the most daring bombing runs in history.

This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.