Saturday, May 5, 2018


    The British Government had long been aware of the strategic importance of the dams in the Ruhr region of north west Germany, particularly in providing water and energy.
   The Ministry recognised that if these key dams could be breached, then devastation of almost Biblical proportions could be inflicted on the Ruhr
   The problem was how. The narrowness of the target made a direct hit from the air almost impossible and even if it were, no conventional bomb dropped by the RAF would smash such immense structures.
  But one fertile mind was determined to solve the problem. He was English scientist and inventor Barnes Wallis, and his answer was a bouncing bomb.

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