On 17 May 2018, we marked the 75th anniversary of the Royal Air Forces’ most daring operation of the Second World War at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow.

This commemorative evening included conversations with family members of the Dam Busters crew, former members of the legendary 617 Squadron, renowned historian Paul Beaver, music from the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and a ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment, before culminating with a screening of The Dam Busters on a huge 40ft screen, which was simulcast across cinemas nationwide.

Scroll through rehearsal photos as we prepared this special event:

Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow
Behind the scenes at The Dam Busters with Dan Snow