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
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The dramatic true-life story of the men who broke the Nazis' back!
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Did You Know?
Work on a remake of The Dam Busters, produced by Peter Jackson
and directed by first time director Christian Rivers
, began in 2008. Jackson said in the mid-1990s that he became interested in remaking the 1954 film, but found that the rights had been bought by Mel Gibson
. In 2004, Jackson was contacted by his agent, who said Gibson had dropped the rights. The rights were purchased by David Frost
, from the Brickhill family in 2005. Stephen Fry
is writing the script of the film. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures and StudioCanal. Filming was planned to commence in early 2009, on a budget of USD 40 million, although no project-specific filming had begun as of May 2009. The project has been delayed because Jackson decided to make The Hobbit. See more
The system devised to get the height right was, in the film, said to have been thought of by the 617 Sqn crews following a visit to the theater. In reality it was devised by the 'boffins' at Farnborough. See more
[as Gibson heads in to attack
Hello "M for Mother" stand by to take over if anything happens.
Flight Lt. J.V. Hopgood, DFC
OK, Leader. Good luck!
Referenced in QI: History
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