World War Two: Childrens’ marbles Which led to World War Two’s Dambusters to go on sale for £600

 

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A World War Two RAF Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft, complete with Guy Gibson’s serial number of AJG from 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron, flies past Teesside Airport  (photo Imperial War Museum)

 

 

Breathless, Inaccurate but Interesting Piece from the London Daily Mail

 

Inventor Barnes Wallis ran tests in his garden, using his daughter’s marbles and a tin bath filled with water before he came up with the daring plan.

Four marbles used to help develop the bouncing bombs dropped by the Dambusters are up for auction. Inventor Barnes Wallis ran tests in his garden, using his daughter’s marbles and a tin bath filled with water.

The 1943 raid on Germ­any’s Ruhr valley helped change the course of the Second World War. (THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE Says Charles McCain)

The remainder of the story is here:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ordinary-marbles-led-world-war-5000622

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/