List of Maps and Figures
ix
Author's Note xi
Cast List xiii
Prologue 1(20)
Part I Towards Greenlight
1 Signs of Progress
21(15)
2 A Method of Attacking the Axis Powers
36(15)
3 Bouncing Bomb
51(12)
4 Sink the Tirpitz
63(6)
5 Sitting on the Fence
69(8)
6 Bomber Boys
77(14)
7 Panacea Mongers
91(9)
8 Portal Power
100(12)
9 Greenlight
112(11)
Part II The Race to Smash the Dams
10 The Main Offensive
123(12)
11 Special Squadron
135(14)
12 617 Squadron
149(12)
13 Certain Dams
161(9)
14 The Conquest of Nature
170(12)
15 Low Level
182(15)
16 Trials and Tribulations
197(14)
17 A Matter of Height and Speed
211(16)
18 Scampton and Reculver
227(9)
19 Bottomley Sets the Date
236(14)
20 Air Ministry versus the Admiralty
250(16)
21 Countdown
266(15)
Part III The Raid
22 Final Day
281(14)
23 Outward Journey
295(16)
24 Goner
311(17)
25 The Hardest Target
328(8)
26 Homeward Bound
336(13)
Part IV Legacy
27 After the Raid
349(14)
28 Katastrophe
363(11)
29 Damn Busters
374(10)
Postscript 384(15)
Abbreviations 399(1)
Operation CHASTISE Timeline 400(4)
Operation CHASTISE Codewords 404(2)
Notes 406(9)
Sources 415(6)
Acknowledgements 421(4)
Picture Acknowledgements 425(2)
Index 427