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Britain at War: The Dam Busters


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Opening a season of British movies to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Starting with One of the most daring and ingenious operations of the war was the bombing of the Moehne and Eder dams. This famous film tells the story of the two men - Wg Cdr Guy
Gibson and Dr Bames Wallis - who masterminded the raid with a unique combination of courage and expertise.
Screenplay by R. C. SHERIFF based on the book by PAUL BRICKHILL and on Wg Cdr Gibson's own account in Enemy Coast Ahead
Produced by ROBERT CLARK
FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Wg Cdr Guy
Unknown: Dr Bames Wallis
Play By: R. C. Sheriff
Book By: Paul Brickhill
Produced By: Robert Clark
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Wg Cdr Guy Gibson: Richard Todd
Dr B N Wallis: Michael Redgrave
Mrs Wallis: Ursula Jeans
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris: Basil Sydney
Capt Joseph (Mutt) Summers: Patrick Barr
Air Vice Marshal The Hon Ralph Cochrane: Ernest Clark
F Sgt Pulford: Robert Shaw

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Britain at War: The Dam Busters

BBC One London, 3 September 1989 15.00

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