Enemy Coast Ahead

Author: Guy Gibson

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 9780907579625

Category: History

Page: 256

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First published in 1944, Guy Gibson's "Enemy Coast Ahead" quickly became regarded as the classic Bomber Command book, following Gibson's RAF career from flying the Hampden and Manchester at the beginning of WWII to the triumphant return home of the Lancasters from the famous 1943 Dambuster raid which Gibson led and for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. "Enemy Coast Ahead" is also the inside story of life in Bomber Command throughout the first five years of WW2, culminating in breath-holding drama as the RAF planned, practiced and strove towards breaching the dams on that famous night in May 1943.

Enemy Coast Ahead [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Wing Commander Guy P. Gibson VC DSO & Bar DFC & Bar

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786257572

Category: History

Page: 516

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Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos. THE classic account of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during World War Two. This is probably the best-known memoir by a Bomber Command Officer. The author first saw active service with 83 Squadron in 1939 flying against German naval targets. After completing 39 missions he transferred to Fighter Command where he flew as a night-fighter pilot with 29 Squadron. In 1942, he was given command of 106 Squadron. Such was his success flying Lancasters that when 617 Squadron was formed for the specific task of attacking the Ruhr valley dams, the author was given command. Awarded the VC for the famous ‘Dam Busters’ raid, the author was commissioned to write this book, a task which he completed shortly before his death in 1944.-Print Ed. “A remarkable piece of descriptive writing. It records the night-to-night life of a bomber pilot with modesty, humour, and a rich understanding.it is extraordinarily adult work for such a young man.”...”This is a magnificent story well and simply told by as great a warrior as these islands ever bred. It is also History.” Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Arthur Harris

Enemy Coast Ahead - Uncensored

Author: Guy Gibson,Harold Martin

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 9780859791182

Category: History

Page: 288

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First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead combines Gibson's RAF career, including the famous Dambuster raid which he himself led, with the inside story of life in Bomber Command and is still a riveting read for the immediacy and vibrancy of its writing. Now, for the first time in paperback, Crecy Publishing has published Gibson's original manuscript which was archived for almost 60 years. This uncut edition provides not only details of Gibson's career, but also reveals his true view of the course of the war, of the wartime population, of his pilots and crews and of Bomber Command tactics. Combined with photographs and diagrams Enemy Coast Ahead ? Uncensored remains one of the outstanding accounts of WWII seen through the eyes of one of its most respected and controversial personalities, but now allows the reader to know Gibson's own story in his own words.

Life and Letters

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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RAF Bomber Command in Fact, Film and Fiction

Author: Jonathan Falconer

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 153

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RAF Bomber Command in Fact, Film and Fiction is a bibliographical and media guide to the exploits of the command between 1939-1945 setting on record much of what has been written, filmed or sound recorded in the English language

Schriften

Author: Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte (Germany)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

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