Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters by Richard Edwards is a new ebook that tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of Bomber Command’s infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943.
The book looks at the development of the bouncing bomb and 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 his life, including why the RAF chose to keep the actual cause of the crash a secret.
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Wing Commander, Guy Gibson, VC, commander of RAF 617 Squadron and the famous Dambuster raid relaxing in a poppy field near RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, on 22 July 1943. The poppy is the official symbol of remembrance in the UK.
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Wing Commander Guy Gibson of Dambusters 617 Squadron sits at his desk at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire with fellow dam buster Squadron Leader Dave Maltby. The picture was taken by an official RAF photographer on 22 July 1943.
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