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Winged Victory: Reflections of Two Royal Air Force Leaders: A Last Look Back - The Personal Reflections of Two Royal Air Force Leaders Hardcover – 20 Apr 1995
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An excellent book if your a RAF buff (read has a fanatic) you know the sort someone who can look at a WW2 aeroplane and tell you what engine was fitted to it, and how it could dive out of the cloud at high speed with guns blazing, that's all well and good for some, I for instance am certainly brave, and could even be described has a very brave-coward, but reading about the exploits listed in this boook (it's written from the pilots point of view) sort of awoken all my cowardly virtues of which I have many.
May I confess I have no intention of ever attacking the Mohne Dam, Germany, at 60 feet, (don'pt they know in the RAF that the average house is just 30 feet tall) (and) knowing full well the Germans had the place surrounded with anti-aircraft guns and gunners, not only that there was a mountain valley and top directly in front of it?, And thats what this book is about: foolhardy bravery, strange individuals who spit on their hands, and into the wind, and say "Let do it for the fun of it". I'm sorry guys but my bravery stops with 'Mad Dogs and English men, who walk in the mid-day sun at 12 noon'. not flying at fortified dams, and engaging the enemy with what was little more than pea-shooters and pure bluff. Wing Commander Gibson got the VC for this mission, the VC, was never more due and earned.
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