Barnes Wallis — Inventor of the WWII ‘Bouncing Bomb’

The R100 Airship, and the Wellington Bomber

If we think of Barnes Wallis at all it will probably be the face of actor Sir Michael Redgrave, who played the somewhat eccentric scientist in the 1955 film, The Dam Busters, that comes to mind, and, most importantly, the actor’s own gentlemanliness that matched so well the character of the real man at a time of great danger…

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