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Dambuster: the Life of Guy Gibson Vc Susan Ottaway

Dambuster: the Life of Guy Gibson Vc By Susan Ottaway

Dambuster: the Life of Guy Gibson Vc by Susan Ottaway


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Presents the story of Guy Gibson, leader of the famous Dambuster Raid of May, 1943 which became part of the popular folklore of the WW2. This book talks about his career, his uncertain temperament and less than ideal private life, and about his undoubted skills as an airman and as a leader of men.

Dambuster: the Life of Guy Gibson Vc Summary

Dambuster: the Life of Guy Gibson Vc by Susan Ottaway

Few men have a better claim to be called a legend in his own lifetime than Guy Gibson. Leader of the famous Dambuster Raid of May, 1943 which became part of the popular folklore of the Second World War after the film in which Richard Todd took the part of the hero, he himself was tragically in an air crash in 1944. Born in India in 1918 and brought up in England, Guy Gibson joined the RAF in November, 1936. Thereafter his career can be seen as a battle between, on the one hand, his uncertain temperament and less than ideal private life, and, on the other, his undoubted skills as an airman and as a leader of men. The war was to bring him adventure and, later, fame. He took part in the first aerial attack of the war, on the Kiel Canal; he served in Fighter Command and then, in 1943, came the famous raid on the Mohne and Eder dams for which he was awarded the VC. By now a hero of international fame, he was sent on a Public Relations tour of North America, but basically he was a flyer and, refusing to remain grounded, he died an airmen's death.

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GOR004114532
9781844156054
1844156052
Dambuster: the Life of Guy Gibson Vc by Susan Ottaway
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
20070903
196
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