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 Posted:   May 16, 2008 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Tom Barnaby   (Member)

Happy Anniversary lads, you're not forgotten.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=566811&in_page_id=1770

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2008 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NMfBKrdErY

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2008 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Just a reminder that Peter Jackson is executive producer of the remake of THE DAMBUSTERS.

When I was a kid, I had a model of Guy Gibbons' Lancaster bomber including the dambuster bomb.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2008 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NMfBKrdErY

Wow! I remember reading how THE DAMBUSTERS was an influence on the Death Star trench run, but I had never seen it. Now that I have, it's an even bigger influence that I thought it would be. Some of the shots are very similar. I'll have to find a copy so I can see it with the original audio.

Thanks for posting. smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2008 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Tom Barnaby   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NMfBKrdErY

Wow! I remember reading how THE DAMBUSTERS was an influence on the Death Star trench run, but I had never seen it. Now that I have, it's an even bigger influence that I thought it would be. Some of the shots are very similar. I'll have to find a copy so I can see it with the original audio.

Thanks for posting. smile


Here's the listing for the Region 1 version on Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com/Dam-Busters-Michael-Redgrave/dp/B000H1RFSM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1211066070&sr=1-1

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

BBC Two announces that Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two, has commissioned a one-off live programme to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid. The Dambusters: 70 Years On will be presented by Dan Snow and will tx on Thursday 16 May 2013.

Exactly 70 years earlier, in 1943, 19 Lancaster Bombers took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. Their mission: to fly as low as 60 feet above the ground, at night, into heavily defended enemy territory and drop their newly invented bouncing bombs onto three vital dams, the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe, with the intention of destroying the industrial heart of German war production.

Dan Snow says: “The ‘Dambuster’ raid is certainly the most famous single British air raid of all time. The scale of the ambition, the genius of its many, varied participants, the breathtaking skill of the aircrews, and the impact on Germany’s war machine have all ensured that it holds a special place in the minds of people across Britain and the Commonwealth. It continues to be the inspiration for films, books and programmes 70 years after the lumbering Lancaster bombers took off from RAF Scampton. It is an incredible honour to be involved in a programme to mark this important anniversary, meet the few remaining survivors, and remember the sacrifice of those, on both sides, caught up in the horrors of the Second World War.”

To commemorate one of the most daring bombing raids of the Second World War and the courage of the 133 men who undertook it, the programme will come live from RAF Scampton.

In the programme, Dan will talk to the daughter of Sir Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the bouncing bomb, veterans Johnny Johnson and Les Munroe, and Tornado pilots from today's 617 Squadron.

Earlier in the day, Dan will be on board the UK's last flying Lancaster Bomber. During the broadcast, Tornado jets from the current 617 Squadron, two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Lancaster will fly in to RAF Scampton, display and land.

The College Band of the RAF will play the iconic Dambusters March, and the programme will end with a short Sunset Ceremony.

The Dambusters: 70 Years On will be Executive Produced by Phil Dolling, BBC Head of Events and Produced by Julie Heptonstall for BBC In-House Entertainment & Events.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/thedambusters.html

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Maybe the greatest flying feat ever, the low level flight to the dams, & it involved pilots from all over the world. There is a small tricky question for any remake: the call sign for the dams being blown up...niger! It was Guy Gibson's name for his black dog, & had no racist overtones, but it was a different world then. The 50's film uses the word a lot, any remake could leave the dog out of it, but I don't see how they could change the call sign. Maybe Quintin Tarantino should make it smile

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


Sounds excellent. I shall also watch the movie on Blu-Ray.

Next year, it's "The Longest Day" 's turn !





 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

And watch for a VERY young and skinny Patrick McGoohan as the guard outside the briefing room before the mission.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

What a great marching theme , one of the best.

 
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