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Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters (British Flying Legends)
 
 

Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters (British Flying Legends) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Edwards
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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“An excellent book to read at this time during the anniversary of the bombing of the German dams by what seemed impossible odds.” Review.

‘Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters’ tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of the infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943, providing a fitting and timely tribute to a truly courageous aviator.

This short introduction to the Dambusters raid is the first chapter of ‘British Flying Legends’ a new book by Richard Edwards and is around the length of a short story, approximately 30 printed pages.

‘Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters’ is a concise account of Bomber Command’s most accomplished aviator and their most famous raid of the Second World War. It gives the reader an immediate and straightforward insight into the life and personality of Guy Gibson and is aimed at people who are looking for an uncomplicated account of a significant part of British wartime history. Other more in-depth titles are available for people who are looking for definitive or academic reading and you should consider those first if that’s what you’re looking for.

In addition to exploring the Dambusters raid this book looks at Gibson’s childhood, his RAF career and the development of the bouncing bomb, including the intense wrangling within the RAF that almost stopped it from getting off the drawing board. It also reveals the truth behind the mysterious air crash that one year later cost Gibson and his navigator, Jim Warwick, their lives and why the RAF chose to keep the cause of the crash a secret.

Each further chapter of ‘British Flying Legends’ will examine the life and achievements of a different aviation legend from the twentieth-century. Richard will release each chapter individually, as well as in a single volume, allowing the reader to either pick and choose the topics that they are interested in or to read the whole set.

To find out more about the ‘British Flying Legends’ series visit Richard’s website and blog at http://richardedwards.info.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Edwards lives in Sussex and writes both fiction and non-fiction, with a particular interest in military history, biography and adventure. He has published ‘The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service’ and ‘Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation’, which are available in hardback and ebook through Pen and Sword Aviation. For more information visit http://richardedwards.info.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 128 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CNGDW22
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard lives in Sussex and writes both fiction and non-fiction, with a bias towards history, biography and adventure.

He has worked in the media for many years and during that time has produced numerous radio documentaries and contributed to a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

He grew up regularly attending air displays at Shuttleworth and Duxford, which inspired a life-long passion for military history.

He published The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service (Pen and Sword Aviation Books 2010) posthumously for his late father Peter Edwards, who passed away in 1992.

Richard has included some previously unpublished material by Peter in The Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation and has shared the authors' credit with him.

For more information visit http://richardedwards.info

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading 11 Jun 2013
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A well written 'extra'. Easy to read and offering useful insight into Gibson's background;
with details not usually included included in most accounts of this subject.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dam Busters 29 May 2013
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An excellent book to read at this time during the anniversary of the bombing of the German dams by what seemed impossible odds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction 29 May 2013
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A good introduction to Guy Gibson, good place to start into reading something further, don't understand previous review complaining about the length the ebook, its not expensive anyway.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 8 July 2013
By Alan
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Very disappointing I was certainly expecting more that this book contained. For such an iconic figure it should have contained much more information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guy Gibson:Legend of the Dam Busters 2 Jun 2013
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Very factual with information regarding to the flying crew and how things developed upto the destroying of the dams. interesting reading. Not too many pages.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Short and superficial. 1 Jun 2013
By Pinkdog
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Deeply disappointing in that I was expecting something of historical substance, whereas this was like an article stolen from Wikipaedia by a lazy 6th former.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short but interesting 7 Mar 2014
By Mainy73
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Short book but very informative and well written. Shines a good light on one of the bravest men this country ever produced
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3.0 out of 5 stars Guy Gibson 28 Feb 2014
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Again it seems I must take issue with Mr Edwards (mis) use of the chronology of events. There's not much that can be written about Guy Penrose Gibson that's new, with the exception of the great mans demise ie: probably shot down by RAF tail gunner in what is erroneously known today as.....friendly fire. I both enjoyed this book and was disappointed at the same time. Strange indeed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
An interesting read more like a news article, needed more detail, just gave the bare facts, was a little disappointed
Published 5 months ago by simon payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
The book was very factual and intresrting well worth a read for dambuster fans both young and old can enjoy this as the book is not that long
Published 6 months ago by Pet
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Read!
I have now read 5 books on this legendary pilot and this is also a good book. A good account of a rather complex airman who rose through adversity to lead the great Dams raid. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Guy Fleshbourne
3.0 out of 5 stars Guy Gibson: Legend of the dam busters
There were some interesting facts but I found it to be very short with not much said about the raid.
Published 11 months ago by Frederick Hedley
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Rather disappointing read. Not enough depth. Boys own stuff. I read it in double quick time, then deleted it.
Much better books available on Gibson and the dams raid.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book
Very interesting it was hard to put down guy Gibson must have been a very brave man it's a pity he did not survive the war
Published 11 months ago by brian
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Good read but would have been nice to have more details of Guy Gibson's life as well as the already known facts of the raid.
Published 11 months ago by Ronald Ellis
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth 77p
I am slowly learning that books on Amazon costing 77p are not worth 77p. This is no exception. Amazon if you read this what about calling this a booklet or pamphlet. Read more
Published 12 months ago by mrs lynn roiwse
1.0 out of 5 stars Pot-boiler
The writing is pedestrian, the approach is superficial and apart from a couple of pages at the end any addition to the knowledge about this brave man is minimal,
Published 13 months ago by Ros
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