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Enemy Coast Ahead - Uncensored: The Real Guy Gibson

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There is an approach sequence where the player must resolve the attack of each bomber on the target map, striving for the perfect speed and altitude, hopefully releasing the bouncing mine at precisely the right distance from the dam. His campaigns, interspersed with fighter sortees, talks in relative detail, security allowing, about his companions, aircraft and methods of warfare.

As Air Vice Marshal Cochrane explained to 617’s Wing Commander: “Now there’s a lot of urgency in this, because you haven’t got long to train. Pen and Sword's revised, updated and beautiful new edition of Gibson's own story in his own words is guaranteed to move its readers just as I was moved and inspired back in the late 1950s. There aren't many books that should be on every military aviation fan's reading list, but Guy Gibson's Enemy Coast Ahead is one of them. I can't imagine fighting for 5 years, have 60 plus missions and knowing that there was still long way ahead before the victory over the Third Reich would be secured. This uncut edition provides not only previously unpublished details of Gibson's career, but also reveals his true view of the course of the war, of the wartime population, of his pilots and crews and of Bomber Command tactics.It is also the inside story of life in Bomber Command throughout the first five years of World War II, culminating in intense drama as the RAF planned, practiced, and strove towards breaching the dams on that famous night in May 1943. Navigation training pays off during the flight turns (each turn represents one hour of historical time).

Not only are you presented with a variety of decisions, you play the invisible hand of fate as your crews endure the hazards of a dangerous night raid. The Greenhill edition also includes extensive notes by Dr Robert Owen, official historian of 617 Squadron and more than 100 photographs, many of which had not been published elsewhere before.He regularly appears on television and radio and has written and presented the BAFTA-shortlisted BBC documentaries, Battle of Britain and Dam Busters. It is also an insider's account that sets down in clear, honest detail the challenges that the RAF faced in the war against Germany's Luftwaffe. Upon reaching and acquiring the target, the player uses target maps to play attack turns, each representing approximately 8 minutes of historical time. Finally, the role of Pathfinder planes, flying ahead of the main body and dropping coded flares to mark distance to the target and dropping a flaring marker bomb to indicate the exact center of the raid. It’s an honest and detailed record of his time in the RAF and for anyone interested in WWII or RAF history, it’s a must read.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.Having just finished OPERATION CHASTISE, by Max Hastings, where he lauds ENEMY COAST AHEAD, I was worried that I missed something in this book in my earlier review, which found this book lacking excitement. blue boards scuffed and faintly stained; corners bumps end cloth detaching from spine; skillful repair would enhance value.

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