Guy Gibson: Dambuster

Geoff Simpson

 
Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781590553
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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A new assessment of the life of one of the most famous and controversial airmen of the Second World War, this book covers Guy Gibson's sometimes troubled upbringing and the impact on him of his time at St Edward's School, Oxford. In particular, the story of his career in the RAF is relayed, including his stunning leadership achievement in creating No 617 Squadron and leading its attack on the dams of western Germany. The much-discussed circumstances of his unnecessary death and the theories, which have grown up around it are examined, as well as his legacy - he remains a great British hero almost 70 years after his death in a world utterly different to the one he knew.

About The Author
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Geoff Simpson has studied the Battle of Britain for 35 years and has frequently written, broadcast and spoken on the subject. He was a long serving trustee of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and acted as the organisation's historical consultant. He is a member of the Royal Historical Society and the RAF Historical Society.

REVIEWS
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"... a new analysis of the enigmatic, complex and controversial Gibson's life and death."

- Toy Solder & Model Figure

"Excellent account of one of the most celebrated VC heroes."

- Victoria Cross Society

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