An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF flies over the target area while dense clouds of smoke rise as bombs burst among the storage tanks during a daylight attack on an oil depot at Bec d'Ambes situated in the Garonne estuary, August

Lancaster crew, c1943. | by Etiennedup

Lancaster ZN-Y Commander Guy Gibson with his crew stands in front of his bomber 'The Admiral Prune' at RAF Syerstone March 1943

A Lancaster getting 'the once over' before embarking on another raid on Germany - RAF - World War 2

A Lancaster getting 'the once over' before embarking on another raid on Germany - RAF - World War 2

Avro Lancaster

A British history, with the occasional words of wisdom from a book or two.

Never before seen pictures from the making of the film The Dam Busters have been released by an historian ahead of the 70th anniversary of the famous bombing mission. The images taken behind-the-scenes and production stills give a new insight into how the crew recreated the famous 1943 mission codenamed Operation Chastise. Above: the crew members involved in the making of the film. Picture: Masons/SWNS

Unseen photographs from the making of the 1955 classic film The Dam Busters

Unseen photographs from the making of the 1955 classic film The Dam Busters - Telegraph

Flt/Lt Hopgood, seventh from left, was described by Guy Gibson as the best pilot on 617 sq...

The forgotten Dambusters hero who Guy Gibson described as 'the best'

Flt/Lt Hopgood, seventh from left, was described by Guy Gibson as the best pilot on 617 sq.

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: AVRO 683 LANCASTER.

The Avro Lancaster was a four engine heavy bomber used by the British in World War II.

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