The WWII mission that helped give allies hope in 1943

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Feb 8, 201910m
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The WWII mission that helped give allies hope in 1943
Feb 8 '1910m
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DAM BUSTERS WAS A MISSION TO DESTROY GERMANY’S HYDRO ELECTRIC DAMS NEARLY SEVENTY SIX YEARS AGO.  THIS LEGENDARY MISSION, CODE NAMED OPERATION CHASTISE, IS CREDITED AS HELPING TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR TWO.  THE GOAL OF BOMBING THESE DAMS INSIDE THE THIRD REICH WAS TO DESTROY MASSIVE WATER RESERVOIRS USED FOR POWER TO BUILD GERMANY’S MILITARY.  WHAT ROLE DID CANADA PLAY?  HOW IMPORTANT WAS THIS MISSION FOR THE ALLIED OFFENSIVE?

GUEST: TED BARRIS, AUTHOR DAM BUSTERS

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