A new film's being produced that dramatises the World War Two Dambusters missions.
The 20 minute video explores what it was like for crew that took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to drop bouncing bombs on dams in the Ruhr valley in Germany and will be sent to schools. James Webster reports.
The new Dambusters video was commissioned by East Lindsey District Council who intend to make it freely available to community groups and online once it is finished. Cllr Doreen Stephenson says it is important young people are taught how important bomber county was in the second world war.
The director responsible for the new 'Lancaster' film telling the story of a crew on a Dambusters bombing raid from Lincolnshire says it was an honour to film with such an aircraft. Philip Stevens from Red Dog Film is currently putting the finishing touches to the work which premieres next month.
A short preview clip of a new Dambusters film produced by East Lindsey District Council in Lincolnshire has been released in the week of the 70th anniversary of the mission. It shows crewmen preparing to release Barnes Wallis' new bouncing bombs over Germany.
A new drama is being produced which documents the daring Dambusters raids from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire during World War Two. This week marks exactly 70 years since the secret missions to destroy three dams over the River Ruhr. East Lindsey District Council is producing the video for schools.
The 20 minute drama charts the emotional journey of the seven-man Lancaster Bomber crew on their perilous night-time mission across occupied Europe. A Lincoln-based film production company, Red Dog Film, is currently finishing editing the drama, entitled 'Lancaster' which will premiere next month.
There are many similar documentaries charting that area of conflict at the time, but there hasn't been a drama about Bomber Command since The Dambusters in 1955. The film aims to transport the viewers into the life of the crews of Bomber Command. I'm sure they will be moved by what they will see. We hope to educate youngsters on what life was like during the Second World War for teenagers the same age as them, faced with the prospect of going to war and not knowing whether they will survive. It is a very sobering and thought-provoking realisation.
First-hand recollections of former Second World War veterans and civilians have inspired a new drama in Lincolnshire. The 20 minute film charts the emotional journey of a seven man Lancaster Bomber crew as they fly across occupied Europe.