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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disliked writing film music, and initially refused to become involved in the project. However he was persuaded that the film was of national importance, and submitted a pastiche of an Elgar march which he had just written. It became the iconic Dam Busters March. 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
Flight Lt. H.B. Martin, DSO, DFC, AFC
[looks out cockpit canopy at the Moehne as the attack formation arrives, and flak starts coming up
There it is, boys. Bit aggressive, aren't they? Someone's woken them up. What do you think about it, Bob?
Flight Lt. R.C. Hay, DFC
My goodness. It's... It's big, isn't it? Can we really break *that*?
The version released in the United States by Warner Bros. cuts aprox. 15 minutes, bringing the film's running time to 104 minutes. This version also changes the dog's name from 'Nigger' to 'Trigger,' but since the name is dubbed out, it's a very noticeable change. The uncut 119 minute version is available on DVD in the UK. See more
Referenced in Waterscope '43 '22 '15
The Dam Busters
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