The Dam Busters (1955) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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 <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>
  • Dramatization of an actual operation in World War II in which low level Bombers from England drop skimming bombs into reservoirs in the Ruhr water system to cause floods destroying much of Germany's industrial base.

    - Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>
  • The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

    - Written by Anonymous


Film opens with Barnes Wallis and his children apparently playing "ducks and drakes" with the aid of a tin bath brim full of water ...

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