Approved | | Drama, History, War
The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.
This is George Lucas' favourite movie. The attack on the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) is very much like the attacks on the dams in this movie. Gilbert Taylor was responsible for the special effects in both movies, as Lucas hired him for that exact reason.
Get ready to pull me out of the seat if I get hit!
Before the raid, the Lancasters are shown being loaded with machine gun ammunition. The bullets being loaded are 50 calibre, while the Lancasters, at that time, only used .303 calibre machine guns.