Morris, Richard K. (2009) Operation Chastise: the raid on German dams, 16/17 May 1943. In: Defining moments: dramatic archaeologies of the twentieth century. Studies in Contemporary and Historical Archaeology (5). Archaeopress, Oxford, pp. 83-94. ISBN 9781407305813

The Dams Raid was a defining moment to which historians repeatedly return; it has also become an evolving cultural phenomenon in which material is repeatedly recycled in works that form a literary genre, distinct from history. The cult centres on a yearning to connect with the flow between then and now, in which ‘then’ is substantially constructed.

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