On Demand Tour: Dambusters – Operation Chastise – 1943

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 19 reviews)

USD$10.64

Battlefield Guide – Dr Rob Owen

Tour Manager – Gareth Edwards

Tour length about 75 min

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Description

During the spring of 1943 RAF Bomber Command engaged in a major campaign to deprive the German war machine of its major source of armament production. Over a five month period 43 major raids were mounted against the industries of the Ruhr.  In the midst of this campaign, on the night of 16/17 May 1943, a force of 19 Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron carried out the daring and unique Operation Chastise – the breaching of the Mohne and Eder Dams.  Executed in moonlight at extremely low level, in the face of fierce opposition and utilising an extraordinary weapon, the Dams Raid has been described as the greatest feat of arms ever executed by the RAF. This tour examines the targets for this operation and the challenges facing the aircrew.  It explores their airmanship, skill and courage along with the results they achieved, whilst recognising the high price paid by both sides.

19 reviews for On Demand Tour: Dambusters – Operation Chastise – 1943

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Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2022

… Dr. Owen’s truly live commentary adds all the more authenticity to the experience. Mr. Hill is an excellent host. My first experience with a tour has been wonderful!

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Kiernan Broda-Milian
Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2022

Excellent presentation, info and visuals! Very effective use of technology to convey the raid’s challenges and dangers, especially with the flight simulator. Will enjoy revisiting it — great stuff as always, thanks very much!!

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Leon Venter
Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2022
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Bryan Shrubb
Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2022

So wonderful to see the sites again virtually and also from the air. The quotations were especially poignant.

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Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2022

Excellent.

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Peter Swabey