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Dambusters 40th anniversary

Title
Dambusters 40th anniversary
Genre
News report; Interview; Music
TX Date
17 May 1983
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:04:41
Description
Paul Maurice reports on flyovers by the Royal Air Force (heard) to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the so-called Dambusters raid by the RAF 617 Squadron, on the industrial Ruhr region of Germany during the Second World War. Includes interviews with Flight Sergeant Ken Brown; Group Captain Leonard Cheshire; Wing Commander Tony Harrison; recording of Dambusters film theme tune.
Contributors
Paul Maurice; Leonard Cheshire; Ken Brown; Tony Harrison
Keywords
Military aircraft; Germany; Second World War (1939-1945); Aerial bombardment; Air force; Military operations; Operation Chastise (1943); Reminiscence; Commemorative events; Anniversaries; Veterans (Armed Forces); Dams

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