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Barnes Wallis



'bomber' Harris Leaving RAF (1945)



Barnes Wallis - TallBoy and Grand Slam Earthquake Bombs



Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the bouncing bomb, had difficulty proving his ideas



Barnes Wallis' Highball collected from Mary Rose workshops and taken to Brooklands Museum



Jonathan Stopes Roe talks about his grandfather Barnes Wallis

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation Chastise to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. The raid was the subject of the 1955 film The Dam Busters, in which Wallis was played by Michael Redgrave. Among his other inventions were his version of the geodetic airframe and the earthquake bomb.
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