The Dambusters - the story of 617 Squadron in the Second World War

David Nicholson

South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: 50 plus 40p per mile travel expenses
31st October 2021
Second World War

Just how did the legendary Dambuster Squadron come about? This looks at how Barnes Wallis developed his incredible "bouncing bomb" and how, in no time at all a squadron was put together to fly one of the most hazardous missions of the Second World War.

Whilst the 1955 British film captured much of the story there is often more that cannot be captured in a 90 minute film. Here some of the detail is teased out and also looks at what 617 Squadron did later in the war including dropping the huge 10 ton "Earthquake" bombs.

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About David Nicholson

I am now retired after a varied career that started in the military but ended in financial services. Throughout I have had, and retained, a love of history, especially military history. As a result I have read widely on the subject but retain a special interest in the American Civil War. In retirement I have, over the last five years, written and presented talks through Microsoft PowerPoint. Essentially the subject matter is what interests me and from that interest grows the presentation. I believe that any talk needs to be well illustrated so that there is a natural flow to what is being discussed, after all it has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.

My talks can be tailored to as short as 45 minutes but where there is a more complex subject they can run for up to 90 minutes.

My other great interest is travel and photography. This has allowed me to create presentation based upon my travels to some of the more exotic places in the world such as Bhutan, Nepal and Peru.

For calculation of travel expenses I live between Woking and Weybridge.

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