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.
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The film premiered 12 years to the day from the original raid. See more
Before the first successful bomb test, Gibson tells Wallis that there is a new moon and he should make a wish. He isn't referring to a calendar new moon when the moon is invisible, but rather the first appearance of a thin crescent, the sight of which traditionally prompts a wish. But as Gibson says it, they look in the direction away from the sun, which is behind them. A "new moon" of this kind is always close to the sun, visible low in the sky after sunset. So in any case it shouldn't be visible with the amount of daylight seen. See more
[Harris arrives in the Operations Room to follow the progress of the attack. Officers in the room come to attention and salute
Well, Cocky, how's it going?
Air Vice-Marshal Cochrane
All right so far, sir. The first wave's about twenty miles from the Dutch coast. Enemy radar has probably picked them up by now
Prints distributed in the United States by Warner Brothers added a shot from Desperate Journey
showing an early model B-17 Flying Fortress crashlanding in a forest. See more
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