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MÃ¶hne Dam, Germany
I have just been watching The Dam Busters movie again, having read Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s book "Enemy Coast Ahead", which he wrote in 1944 (Gibson was killed in a plane crash before the end of the war).
This is two images taken 20 years apart, fiddled around with and then cobbled together. A damaged photo of the MÃ¶hne Dam in Germany, which was taken during a visit in 1989, and a photo of a Lancaster bomber stuck on to it (it is actually PA474 wearing the colours of the Phantom of the Ruhr taken last year). I think I have the proportions right.
I tried versions which showed the cutaway bomb bay for the bouncing bomb, and also one with streaks of tracer bullets (which Gibson described as red, green and yellow) arcing up from the towers to the Lanc, but neither looked right.
For details of the raid please follow the link below to wikipedia