Learn about the bouncing bomb with film screening

A FILM screening will re-tell the story of one of the Second World War's most poignant technical developments.

Monday, 14th May 2018, 8:14 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:20 am
A still from The Dam Busters. Photo: Optimum Releasing

No 6 Cinema in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is inviting movie lovers to watch The Dam Busters on Thursday night.

Released in 1955, the black-and-white, Oscar-nominated picture illustrates how Britain attacked Germany’s dams using an innovative ‘bouncing bomb’ technique.

And as well as watching the movie, visitors will enjoy a live screening from the Royal Albert Hall, in London, where families of crew members will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack.

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The spectacle from the capital, set to be hosted by renowned historian Dan Snow, will also feature a real-time, on-stage ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment.

James Daly, from Portsmouth’s newly-refurbished D-Day Museum, has described The Dam Busters as ‘exciting’ ahead of the showing.

The event will start at 7pm on May 17 and tickets are available at no6cinema.co.uk