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The Dam Busters

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The Dam Busters DVD starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. Directed by Michael Anderson.

Dr. Barnes Wallis was possessed with a seemingly crazy idea – the creation of the bouncing bomb designed to destroy the Ruhr dams and paralyse the enemy’s industrial nerve centre. He fought persistent scepticism and disbelief that such a feat was possible. Through the matchless skill, determination and courage of the R.A.F. Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, the mission succeeded. From today’s perspective, the concept can only be described as one of brilliant inspiration.

An epic war story of World War II. Scientist Dr. Barnes Wallis believes World War II can be shortened by destroying the Ruhr dams, thus paralyzing the enemy's industrial nerve center. In spite of the difficulties caused by the critical situation at the time, he works steadily to perfect a special bomb of his own invention for the purpose. Air Ace Wing Commander Guy Gibson is chosen to form, train and lead the hand-picked squadron. Flying at tree-top level they cross the Rhine and attack the first dam - Moehne. The bombers seem unable to maintain the accuracy essential for success - then suddenly the masonry begins to crumb.

Thrilling action and riveting suspense are combined in the true-life drama of this heroic exploit, heightened with actual newsreels of the legendary raid.

Note: All our DVDs are new Australian region 4 DVDs made for Australian DVD players.

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  1. A true War Classic

    Posted by MatrixMailer on 2nd Dec 2015

    Yep, this is a classic, and made Richard Todd even more famous. The cinematic effects are somewhat dated but what the hell; the acting is top draw, and the storyline, bar the very minor, true. But it's the attention to detail that makes this movie stand out; the amazing low flying, excruciatingly dangerous even by today's electronics assisted standards, the sound of the engines perfect, and the guns accurate. Todd's rendition of Gibson at the controls reveals superb technical advice (note the starting of engines and the flight through turbulence). Even the Morse Code is completely authentic right down to the 'end of message code'. Best of all is the low level flight of the Lancs in moonlight. I'd love to see this on the silver screen, but I suppose those days are gone. If you love zero-Hollywood authenticity this is for you.

  2. my uncle

    Posted by mike wall on 9th Mar 2012

    i had an uncle who flew in the dam busters squadron he survived and lived to tell the tale. from stories he told me when i was child this movie is so true to the real thing it is uncanny . the actors are marvellous and so i was told are so true to life of the original dam busters it is uncanny. a good and true accurate of a very brave and historical ww2 event. it is a pity there can be no follow up movie

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