Tune in tonight…

What The Dambusters Did Next
…to the UK’s Channel 5 at 9pm, to watch a documentary presented by John Nichol called “What the Dambusters did next”. 77 men returned from the Dams Raid and all continued to serve in 617 Squadron or other parts of Bomber Command for the remainder of the war. Such were the dangers they faced, that a staggering 31 more would die in active service before peace arrived.
This film, directed by Matthew Wortman, looks at what the squadron did between June 1943 and May 1945 when they took on some of the war’s toughest targets, such as the Antheor and Belfield viaducts and the Tirpitz, and became the first squadron to drop the giant new bombs devised by Barnes Wallis.
Several of the squadron’s wartime veterans took part in this documentary, and there are also contributions from German combatants, and modern day historians amongst whom, I might modestly add, is myself.
It should be available online afterwards, and I will post a link later.

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5 thoughts on “Tune in tonight…

  1. Daryl G. Morrissey May 27, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    Thank you for the heads-up about this documentary. I found it very informative and learnt a lot more about the squadron.

  2. mr A.Zecca May 27, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    What a great insite to missions unknown about carried out by the true heros of this world that we should remember on a regular basis the effort and sacrafice these men made so we all can live in a free world.words are not enough to show are gratitude but we must never let it be forgotten these unheard war stories that still get told for the first after all these years and all those men and women who have never been mention,we owe you more than just thanks ! Regards Antonio Zecca

  3. Peter May 30, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    There’s a typo in the post above. It’s Bielefeld Viaduct. Great website. Very informative. Kind regards.

    Peter

  4. Susan Paxton June 26, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    And it’s quite good although I tend to disagree respectfully with the host about his enthusiastic comparison of the success of the Dams raid with the Dortmund-Ems disaster; the seeds of the latter were firmly planted in the failings of the former.

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