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    Posted: April 19 2012 at 5:47am
Remember the 1955 movie?
Well supposedly Peter Jackson (the hobbit guy not the Cunard Captain) is in the process of remaking the story of 617 Sqd. & the antics of "Operation Chastise", the attack on the Mohene, Sorpe & Eider dams in the Rhur during WW2!

Its supposedly in filming but has been "cleaned up" to reflect the times. Guy Gibson's black lab is now "digger" a slight revision.Confused
http://dambustersblog.com/2011/11/08/dambusters-remake-quiet-progress/
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interesting to see it - i have seen the 55 version when i thought of it as fairly new
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Well-lotsa luck to him..Theres only two Lancasters left flyin in the world(one in blighty & one here in Canada-not far from me)Dunno how he'll get those two together to make a "FLOCK"
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CGI, just like the way they did for "Pearl Harbor", all done in the compewter nowadays.Dead
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My parents were there when they were filming Pearl.One of the warbirds crashed into a mountainside.They used quite a few "birds" makin that one
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Had a chance to get one of those 1903 rifles that was used in that movie ...  just like I got one of the Mausers from the "Last Samurai "
I will have to dig through My contacts to see who had them ... they are no more cost wise than buying one to shoot now !!!
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do they come with a hang tag or some such athentication ? that might make them more valuable in the future ?
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Yes they come with papers of authenticity ... My Mauser came with papers also from the Last Samurai... 
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http://www.sarcoinc.com/

Sarco is the one who has them !!!
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now thats pretty cool - nothing ive thought of seeking out nor realized were available before now , but very interesting variants to add to collections
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If I was not saving in case Richard SAI is doing another run , I would get me one too !!!  just to hang on the wall with the papers framed right next to it !!!
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Any up date on this?
Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.
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