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 story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Wing Cmdr. Gibson mentioned the "Tirpitz" as a possible target. This German battleship was later sunk, by 617 Squadron, using 6-ton "earth quake" bombs called Tallboys which were also designed by Dr. Barnes Wallis. See more
Prior to the Raid, Henry Maudslay brushes his hair and puts the two brushes together by their bristles. After the Raid, from which Maudslay does not return, a shot of his room shows the two brushes side by side. See more
Every time one of these Lancasters fly over, my chickens lay premature eggs.
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