British Flying Legends – Chapters 1 & 2

British Flying Legends (Chapters 1&2)The first and second chapters of British Flying Legends together in one volume. The book includes Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters, which tells the dramatic story of a flying legend and his leadership of the infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943 and John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck, which tells the remarkable story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot who, with a single torpedo strike brought about the sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful battleship, the Bismarck.

BRITISH FLYING LEGENDS (CHAPTERS 1&2) By Richard Edwards
Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters & John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck
Series: British Flying Legends
ISBN/EAN: 1230000145495
Published by rabbit&snail, June 2013

Price: £1.49

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The first and second chapters of British Flying Legends by Richard Edwards, together in one volume. The book includes Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters, which tells the dramatic story of a flying legend and his leadership of the infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943 and John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck, which tells the remarkable story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot and flying legend who, with a single torpedo strike, delivered from an obsolete biplane, in a force nine gale, in the middle of the Atlantic, brought about the sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful battleship, the Bismarck.

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. In addition to exploring the Dambusters raid it 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.

John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck gives an insight into one of the Fleet Air Arm’s greatest unsung heroes and his part in the Second World War’s most infamous sea battle, the Royal Navy’s frantic search and subsequent sinking of the Bismarck. This chapter also looks at the tragic loss of HMS Hood during the Battle of the Denmark Strait and the story of HMS Ark Royal and her aircraft that helped deliver the decisive torpedo attacks, not least of all, the out-dated Fairey Swordfish biplane.

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