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

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

Barnes Wallace:
Why don't you turn in, Gibby?



Gibson:
I've got some letters to write.

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Barnes Wallace:
You know, there's such a very thin dividing line between "inspiration" and "obsession", that sometimes it's very hard to decide *which* side we're really *on*!

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Air Vice-Marshal Cochrane:
[looks at message sent from the attack group] The northern wave's run into trouble on the coast. McCarthy is going on to the Sorpe Dam by himself.


[looks at map]



Air Vice-Marshal Cochrane:
Gibson's formation should be nearly at the Moehne by now.

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RAF Officer at trials:
[after another failed test of the full-sized bomb] Well, it's a bad business isn't it?



Barnes Wallace:
Yes, I'm afraid it is.



RAF Officer at trials:
What are you going to do?



Barnes Wallace:
I think I know the trouble, I must work on it again.



RAF Officer at trials:
Well, here we are on the 22nd of April. The deadline date for the raid the 19th of May. That's barely four weeks.



Barnes Wallace:
Give me a few more days. A week at most.



RAF Officer at trials:
If you go and change the design. the factories will never do it in time...



Barnes Wallace:
I shan't change the design. I must just strengthen the casing and try a new method of release.



RAF Officer at trials:
Oh well, a week from today. If it doesn't work then, we shall have to call it off. There's nothing else we can do.

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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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