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“Attack on Sorpe Dam” Film World Premiere – Saturday May 13th 2023

“Attack on Sorpe Dam” is based on a true story of an event set within the context of the RAF bomber offensive on Germany, during the Second World War. The story features a first-hand account from the perspective of George “Johnny” Johnson, a young 21-year-old RAF 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 May 16 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 pinpoint accuracy, in a way they had not practiced, and then make their way back home safely. Nothing like this had ever been attempted.

Johnny provides a fascinating insight from an aircrew perspective of what it was like to be a part of one of the most famous RAF’s bombing operations of World War 2, the Dambusters raid.

Our doors open at 6:30 pm and the film and question and answer session runs from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. The main feature (which is an hour long) is followed by a second shorter film (10 minutes) together with Q&A with the Director Andrew Panton and other members of the production team.

Click here to watch the film trailer.

Click here to learn more about the film.

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Tickets are £25 each. Please note that we have unreserved seating at this event. This cinema is accessible for all, with access for wheelchair users. Please bring along your confirmation email, which will be your ticket for the evening.

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