Max Hastings

Max Hastings is the author of twenty-seven books, of which the most recent are the Sunday Times bestseller Vietnam, The Secret War, Catastrophe and Nemesis. Between 1986 and 2002 he served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, then as editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and his books and he was knighted in 2002.
Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 with Max Hastings
Max Hastings offers his fascinating new perspective on one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.   Operation Chastise – the overnight destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s 617 Squadron during the Second World War – has passed into national legend. Hastings grew up embracing the story, immortalised in the classic 1955 movie. In the 21st century, however, he urges that we should review the Dam...