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Dambusters: Building The Bouncing Bomb

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Dr Hugh Hunt, has examined and recreated for television one of the most famous engineering feats of the Second World War: Barnes Wallis’s ‘bouncing bomb’. The programme retraces the experiments and reasoning that led Wallis to design the bombs that successfully breached the Moehne and Eder dams, and end with a recreation (up to a point?) of a bombing-run.

The programme will be broadcast at 20.00 on Monday 2 May, on Channel Four.

The Department of Engineering are showing the programme at 16.30 on Monday 9th May Lecture Theatre 0 followed by a Q&A session.

Channel 4 have uploaded some video footage from the programme on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IeGYkwVIWw&feature=youtu.be

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Dynamics and Vibration Tea Time Talks series.

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