exclusive film screening
‘Attack on the Sorpe Dam’ is based on a true story, part of Operation Chastise – the Dambusters Raid. It is set within the context of the RAF bomber offensive on Germany, during WW2. The story features a first-hand account from the perspective of the late Squadron Leader George “Johnny” Johnson, a young 21 year old 617 Squadron Bomb Aimer.
The film follows the story of Johnny and his aircrew from March 1943, on joining a newly formed squadron, for a top secret, special operation that has the potential to shorten the war in Europe. Johnny describes the dangerous low flying training and events leading up to the operational briefing on the 16th May 1943. Johnny and his crew finally discover what they are expected to do and are presented with what seems like an impossible task. They are to fly at 100 feet in a four engine Lancaster bomber at night, over many miles of occupied enemy territory. On reaching the target, they need to drop a new weapon that has never before been tried operationally, with pin-point accuracy, in a way they had not practiced and then make their way back home safely. Nothing like this had ever been attempted…
Guests will be invited to enjoy a buffet and refreshments prior to the screening of the film.
This is an exclusive private screening and the first opportunity to see the film in Jersey. The film was designed to be shown as part of a live public presentation and will not be available on DVD or streaming services.