The Dambusters

Historian Dan Snow relives the nail-biting countdown to the most daring and ingenious bombing raids in history. In 1943 a crack team of 133 airmen were missioned to destroy the great dams of Germany using a revolutionary new bouncing bomb. If successful they'll deal a hammer blow to the Nazi war effort.


Air Date: November 06, 2021 - 45:12
The raid on Germany's dams gets off to a rocky start. Maltby and his crew finally release their bomb and breach the dam with devastating effect.
Air Date: November 06, 2021 - 44:53
Dan Snow relives the most daring of wartime bombing raids. To get his revolutionary new bouncing bomb to work, Barnes Wallis has to create an entirely new aiming device.
Air Date: November 06, 2021 - 44:55
Wing commander Guy Gibson learns that he has less than eight weeks to recruit and train 147 aircrew for a top secret mission.