Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Behind the scenes of The Dam Busters: How crews created classic war film
Daily Mail ^ | 18th May 2013 | Nick Enoch

Posted on 05/18/2013 9:25:21 AM PDT by the scotsman

'In May 1943, an audacious raid by the RAF's 617 squadron destroyed the industrial heart of Nazi Germany. Twelve years later, it was immortalised on film.

Now, never-before-seen photographs from the set of classic movie The Dam Busters have emerged ahead of the 70th anniversary, on Thursday, of the legendary World War II mission.

The backstage images give a new insight into how the famous attack on the Ruhr dams was recreated for the 1955 film.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 05/18/2013 9:25:21 AM PDT by the scotsman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: the scotsman

Thank you! This is a favorite film of mine. (I have an earlier version without the dog’s name bleeped out)...


2 posted on 05/18/2013 9:36:36 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: the scotsman
I would think “The Dambusters” are, or should be celebrated in Great Britain as we celebrate Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders.
I saw the movie, “The Dambusters” as a teenager and can to this day remember much of it. Especially those bombs bouncing in to the dam.
I am in awe of the special effects in movies from the 50s and 60s. All done without computers. Just miniatures and imagination.
The Dambusters and The Caine Mutiny are two pretty good examples.
3 posted on 05/18/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: the scotsman

Thanks for posting this!


4 posted on 05/18/2013 9:38:10 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
Damn! I have forgotten that.
5 posted on 05/18/2013 9:38:41 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: the scotsman

Used to live near there. :)


6 posted on 05/18/2013 9:40:25 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tupelo
And don't forget the scenes from "633 Squadron" about the raid on the heavy water plant in the fjord.

It's been said that the scenes of the attack on the Death Star in the original Star Wars was almost, scene for scene, an update of the attack in "633 Squadron". It is remarkably similar to say the least.

7 posted on 05/18/2013 9:40:47 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("Oh, man, that's a lot of Indians!" [LTC George A. Custer, 1876, near the Little Bighorn Valley])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: the scotsman
Yeah...and Obama doing the same to America...

Destroy manufacturing capacity.

stop oil drilling

phase out coal electrical generating capacity

terrorizes the population (IRS/Obamacare)

8 posted on 05/18/2013 9:42:20 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
(I have an earlier version without the dog’s name bleeped out)...

I was amazed when your version was broadcast recently on one of the old movie TV channels. Apparently the political correctness censors were asleep at the switch.

9 posted on 05/18/2013 10:03:43 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Bernard Marx

I also watched the unbleeped version on Netflix a couple of months ago.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 10:06:38 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Bernard Marx

I just have to ask. What was the dog’s name that was so offensive it was bleeped?


11 posted on 05/18/2013 10:07:28 AM PDT by Ole Okie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Ole Okie
It's not beeped on the movie clip linked on the Daily Mail site.

"I found N_gger outside, mind if I feed him?"

12 posted on 05/18/2013 10:15:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: the scotsman

I recall playing an old Commodore 64 computer game based on these bombing raids. Very clever idea, using spotlights to gauge the correct bomb release altitude.


13 posted on 05/18/2013 10:20:01 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
(I have an earlier version without the dog’s name bleeped out)

And also the name of the dam busting "Operation". LOL.

14 posted on 05/18/2013 10:23:59 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dead

Nagger?

15 posted on 05/18/2013 10:32:53 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: BerryDingle

LOL! I never connected that double entendré!


16 posted on 05/18/2013 10:33:36 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: the scotsman; Tupelo; Interesting Times; Alamo-Girl; zot

Thanks for this Dambusters post. There are several articles on the Daily Mail website about the 70th anniversary to include a video of the only flying Lancaster making a run on the Derwent Dam which the real Dambusters flew their practise mission (less dropping bombs) on. and includes a fly over of the current 617 Squadron in their Panavia Tornadoes


17 posted on 05/18/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

One of my favorites as well. I adored Richard Todd too. He recently passed away at the age of 90.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT by wayoverthehill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Ole Okie

“The Dambusters: A Dog Called Nigger”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgePEO7GUtE


19 posted on 05/18/2013 11:01:49 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: spokeshave

Yet, everything Obama is doing is legal: he did not even have to declare war.


20 posted on 05/18/2013 1:38:54 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I didn’t see the earlier movie, but would like to see this one.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 1:43:28 PM PDT by zot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Homer_J_Simpson

ping


22 posted on 05/18/2013 1:45:39 PM PDT by abb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: zot

turner classic movies shows it occassionally. Perhaps it will be on their 72 hours of war films this Memorial Day weekend.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 3:15:58 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: the scotsman

Barnes Wallace was an absolute genius!

http://www.sirbarneswallis.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Mm-zFW_nA Grand Slam bomb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Slam_%28bomb%29


24 posted on 05/18/2013 4:52:13 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GreyFriar

Thanks. I will look for it on Memorial Day weekend.


25 posted on 05/18/2013 4:59:12 PM PDT by zot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 05/18/2013 8:13:23 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson