Movie: The Dam Busters [1955] Movie: The Dam Busters [1955]

Movie: The Dam Busters [1955] Movie: The Dam Busters [1955]

Bomber Harris:
[Harris arrives in the Operations Room to follow the progress of the attack. Officers in the room come to attention and salute] Carry on.


[to Cochrane]



Bomber Harris:
Well, Cocky, how's it going?



Air Vice-Marshal Cochrane:
All right so far, sir. The first wave's about twenty miles from the Dutch coast. Enemy radar has probably picked them up by now

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Flight Lt. H.B. Martin, DSO, DFC, AFC:
[looks out cockpit canopy at the Moehne as the attack formation arrives, and flak starts coming up] There it is, boys. Bit aggressive, aren't they? Someone's woken them up. What do you think about it, Bob?



Flight Lt. R.C. Hay, DFC:
My goodness. It's... It's big, isn't it? Can we really break *that*?

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BBC Announcer:
[morning after the raid] This is London. The Air Ministry has just issued the following communique. In the early hours of this morning, a force of Lancasters of Bomber Command, led by Wing Commander G.P. Gibson DSO DFC, attacked with mines the dams of the Moehne and Sorpe reservoirs. These control two-thirds of the water storage capacity of the Rurh Basin. Reconaissance later established that the Moehne Dam had been breached over a length of 100 yards, and that the power station below had been swept away by the resulting floods. The Eder Dam, which controls the headwaters of the Weser and Fulda Valleys, and operates several power stations, was also attacked and reported as breached. Photographs show the river below the dam in full flood. The attacks were pressed home at extremely low level with great determination and coolness in the face of fierce resistance. Eight of the Lancasters are missing.

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Barnes Wallace:
Do you know how much water it takes the Germans to make a ton of steel?



Doctor:
I haven't the least idea.



Barnes Wallace:
One hundred tons. Now just look at this.


[gestures to a map on his desk]



Barnes Wallace:
The whole of this great arsenal of war factories in the Ruhr depends for its water on three enormous dams. The Moehne. The Eder. And, the Sorpe. They control the level of the canals and supply a lot of hydroelectric power as well. When those are full they hold four hundred *million* tons of water. Just think of the chaos if we could break those walls down.

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Gibson:
[Gibson calls around to the pilots as the attack starts] "P for Popsie", are you there?



Flight Lt. H.B. Martin, DSO, DFC, AFC:
OK, Leader.



Gibson:
Hello, "M Mother" are you there?



Flight Lt. J.V. Hopgood, DFC:
I'm here, Leader



Squadron Leader H.M. Young, DFC:
Here, Leader.



Flight Lt. D.J.H. Maltby, DSO, DFC:
Here, Leader.



Flight Lt. D.J. Shannon, DSO, DFC:
Here, Leader



Squadron Leader H.E. Maudslay, DFC:
Here, Leader.



Flying Officer L.G. Knight, DSO:
Here, Leader.



Gibson:
Hello, all Cooler aircraft. I'm going in to attack. Stand by to come in in your order when I tell you.

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