About Dam Busters

Get the inside story on how the Dam Busters squadron created the bouncing bombs that smashed the great dams of Germany and flooded the Hitler's forces with problems

Dam Busters

Presenting the moving human stories behind the astonishing exploits of the Royal Air Force's iconic and courageous squadron of Dam Busters.

Entitled Operation Chastise, the attack on the German dams was carried out in May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, using Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb.

The Dam Busters were officially known as the RAF squadron 617 from Lossiemouth in Scotland

The Dam Busters were officially known as the RAF squadron 617 from Lossiemouth in Scotland

The bomb was released from the planes over the water, before bouncing across the surface of the water, striking the dam wall and exploding below the surface of the water. The Möhne and Edersee dams were both heavily damaged, flooding the Ruhr valley, while the Sorpe dam was only slightly damaged.

This fantastic documentary digs deep into the story behind the Dam Busters squadron, who destroyed the great dams of industrial Germany and struck a vital blow in World War II.