If Britain’s war films of the 1950s are anything to go by, the evil ‘Bosch’ were single-handedly defeated by the stiff-upper-lipped officer classes, the role of the ordinary working-class Tommy limited to serving drinks in the mess or polishing a wind shield with an oily rag, while aimlessly splitting their infinitives and double-negativing their way through the day. Except one. Continue reading “Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave and a dozen Lancasters, it’s got to be ‘The Dam Busters’”
This edition of British Flying Legends provides an accessible and immediate introduction to three of Britain’s greatest aviation heroes, the aircraft that they flew and their outstanding contribution to Allies’ efforts during the Second World War. This edition includes the chapters, Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters, John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck and RJ Mitchell: Legend of the Spitfire. This eBook is available as an ePub from rabbit & snail, or as eBooks from Amazon and Kobo. Continue reading “British Flying Legends: Guy Gibson, John Moffat & RJ Mitchell”
The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, the lifeblood to the Third Reich.