The Dam Busters
I wrote a commemorative piece on the Dam Busters raid, which took place 64 years ago today, for Pajamas Media. The appeal of Operation Chastise, as it is formally called, lies in its dramatic elements. The flight against great odds led by a dashing young hero. An experimental weapon designed by an eccentric British inventor. A multinational attack crew, representing "the last muster of the British Empire". And final success after repeated and heartbreaking failure. A story that would have been amazing if it were fiction but it was fact.