Approved | | Drama, History, War
The story of how the British attacked German dams in World War II by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.
Sir Arthur Harris regarded the raid as a complete failure and a waste of resources.
Group Capt. Whitworth:
I'd go for these two Australians if I were you; Les Knight and Micky Martin. Martin knows pretty well all there is to know about low flying.
Gibson: Yes, I met him when he was collecting his DFC. I know this New Zealander, Les Munro, I'd like to have him. Oh...
Bomber Harris normally wears the cap of an Air Chief Marshal (with 2 rows of scrambled eggs). In a scene at Reculver his cap has only 1 row (the cap for Air Commodores and Group Captains).
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.