It's therefore amazing that, as my father pointed out in the little building which documents this war crime whilst looking at photographs of the aftermath, that "we got the bugger right in the middle."
I hear Mel Gibson is currently editing the script....
It was all the fault of the Evil English you know.
Esp that Barnes Wallace, laughing manically as brave Commonwealth, Scottish, Welsh and Irish not to mention a few "essential" Americans (without whom the whole Op would have failed), flew to their deaths but somehow managed to pull the whole thing off.
And that Bomber Harris was no better, murdering all those Ukranian and American, Scottish, Irish, Black, Lesbian, Single Mothers with disabilities working behind the dam.... for the Evil English speaking Nazis.
Guy Gibson, didn't actually have a dog called Nigger. He actually had an African Slave, called Cuthbert. It was changed in the original film by the Evil English, to a dog.
And he didn't actually fly on the mission, as he had a bad leg on the day. It was actually a brave American tourist who was passing by and saw lots of despondant aircrew (mainly from America too), so without any training (apart from crop spraying in Idaho) bravely led them to the air with a stirring speach about freedom or some such carp.
The part where an American reservist crew, flying a prototype B-17, accidentally dam-busted the Ladybower dam in Derbyshire (because the Union Flags flying on it looked like Union Flag colored rockets) will be hushed up in the film.
Also the Americans came up with the whole thing.
And one American crew stopped off on the way back to free some POWs and steal an Enigma machine....
Hmmmm...... After reading Mel's treatment of the new script, I'm having visions of the new incarnation of Guy Gibson: Monocle, a lordly accent with a condescending "Haw-haw" (like Lord Cardigan) every time he speaks, an ever-present pink gin, a handkerchief up his sleeve, and his slave Cuthbert carrying a parasol to shade Gibson, and a fly-whisk to keep Guy free of flying gnats.
The second link is an interview with Jackson and it looks like he wants to do it properly- "... we're not wanting to make a movie that tells the story of the Dambusters from the 2006 political perspective. We want to ground the movie in 1943."