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Published by Viking in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Gibson, Guy.,
  • Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Bomber Command -- Biography.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.,
  • Fighter pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-362) and index.

StatementRichard Morris with Colin Dobinson.
ContributionsDobinson, Colin.
LC ClassificationsD786 .M68 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 400 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL865070M
ISBN 100670828785
LC Control Number95149020

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Enemy Coast Ahead is an autobiographical book recounting the World War II flying career of Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, DSO, covers his time in RAF Bomber Command from the very earliest days of war in through to Gibson wrote the book aged 25 in whilst off operations. He had by this time completed two full tours, each of 30 operations, with Bomber Author: Guy Gibson.   It was the connection to Guy Gibson that seems to have given the book its strongest appeal. Gibson was the wing commander on Leavesley’s second tour of operation with the Lancaster and he signed the book a total of seven times starting in He would go on to lead the raid on the Möhne Dam with the bouncing bomb in   Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the year-old wing-commander who led the raid. In the 21st Century, however, Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF’s Squadron on the night of 16/17 May , was an epic that has passed /5.   They'd carried out hours of gruelling low-level flying, skimming the countryside at a death-defying ft, under the critical eye of year-old Wing Commander Guy Gibson.