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Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored: The Real Guy Gibson

Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored: The Real Guy Gibson

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By (author) Guy Gibson

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  • Publisher: Crecy Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 15mm | 562g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Cheshire
  • ISBN 10: 0859791181
  • ISBN 13: 9780859791182
  • Illustrations note: approx 30 b/w photos & colour section
  • Sales rank: 57,549

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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.

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Guy Gibson joined the RAF in 1936, and by 1942 was a Wing Commander in Bomber Command leading his squadron on raids on major German targets. He was awarded the VC for his gallantry and inspiring leadership on the Dambuster raid in May 1943 before being shot down and killed while flying a Mosquito of the Pathfinder Force.Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin flew on the legendary 'Dambuster Raid' of May 1943.