Lancaster Bomber

A Lancaster bomber swoops over Derwent dam to mark the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams...A Lancaster bomber swoops over Derwent dam to mark the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams in May 16 and 17, 1943, at Derwent Reservoir in central England May 16, 2013. The fly over on Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams, of one of the most memorable operations of the Second World War, in which 617 Squadron flew in Operation Chastise, using the famous bouncing bomb to attack the industrial region of Germany,  and are now best known by the name of the film that dramatised these events - The Dambusters. REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: TRANSPORT ANNIVERSARY MILITARY)
A Lancaster bomber swoops over Derwent dam to mark the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams in May 16 and 17, 1943, at Derwent Reservoir in central England May 16, 2013. The fly over on Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams, of one of the most memorable operations of the Second World War, in which 617 Squadron flew in Operation Chastise, using the famous bouncing bomb to attack the industrial region of Germany, and are now best known by the name of the film that dramatised these events – The Dambusters. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN – Tags: TRANSPORT ANNIVERSARY MILITARY)

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/