The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
Dave Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Did You Know?
When the Lancasters first arrive at Scampton there is a transport aircraft in the background. It is a Handley Page Hastings, which was a postwar type, and it is painted in a 1950s scheme with postwar roundels on the wings. See more
Gibson and Whitworth are sent off to select pilots for the new squadron. Their first selection is Les Knight, we are shown a photo of the actor Vincent Ball but when we meet the character Les Knight he is actually played by Denys Graham. See more
Do you know how much water it takes the Germans to make a ton of steel?
I haven't the least idea.
One hundred tons. Now just look at this.
[gestures to a map on his desk
The whole of this great arsenal of war factories in the Ruhr depends for its water on three enormous dams. The Moehne. The Eder. And, the Sorpe. They control the level of the canals and supply a lot of hydroelectric power as well. When those are full they hold four hundred *million* tons of water. Just think of the chaos if we ...
The Dam Busters
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