The heroic exploits of the RAF s famous Dam Busters squadron in May 1943 made it one of the most famous in the world. By destroying the great dams of western Germany, the men who made up the specially-formed 617 Squadron achieved what had once seemed impossible. To complete the job, they were given a very special weapon designed by a scientific genius. The weapon was the Bouncing Bomb; the genius was Barnes Wallis. DAM BUSTERS MISSIONS IMPOSSIBLE tells the tale of an unlikely but deadly partnership, because after the Dams Raid, the work of 617 Squadron and Barnes Wallis was far from over. They later sank the notorious German Battleship Tirpitz with Wallis six-ton Tallboy bomb and attacked other vital targets with the even larger Grand Slam earthquake bomb. The programme features the memories and recollections of the extraordinary men who flew on 617 Squadron s most dangerous missions. It features: Rare archive film and photographs Fascinating Interviews sourced from the IWM archive with Dam Buster crew members. Specially filmed new Interviews with some of the men who attacked the Tirpitz. Illustrative 3D graphics Expert analysis by distinguished historian John Sweetman, author of The Dambusters Raid and Robert Owen, Official Historian of the 617 Aircrew association.
Release Date: 04 April 2011
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification