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Old May 16 2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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The Dambusters 70 years on

Seventy years since the Lancasters of 617 squadron attacked three dams in the Ruhr Valley with Barnes Wallis' bouncing bombs, and whilst on one level I know it's wrong to glory in war and death, and a lot of people died 70 years ago on both sides, it's hard not to be amazed at the audacity of the mission. Luke skimming down the Death Star trench has nothing on those guys...

I'm biased 'cos I'm British, and because I grew up watching war films and reading war comic books (as I suspect most boys of my age did) but still, hearing the Dambusters March played earlier whilst one of the last remaining Lancs taxied to a halt really did make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.

I wonder if Peter Jackson ever will remake the film?

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