The Dams Raid: then and now

Marking the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise, Steve Beebee visited the Möhne and Eder Dams in Germany. Here he describes what can be seen in the area today and reflects on the legend - and sacrifice - of the Dambusters

A recent view of the Möhne Dam.

“MOST SECRET – Operation Chastise – immediate attack of targets ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ approved – Execute at first suitable opportunity.”

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