Enemy Coast Ahead by Guy Gibson

Post date: Apr 18, 2016 12:15:25 PM

John enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.

First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead quickly became regarded as the classic Bomber Command book.

It follows Guy Gibson's RAF career from flying the Hampden and Manchester at the beginning of World War Two to the triumphant return home of the Lancasters from the famous 1943 Dambuster raid. Gibson led the Dambuster raid for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Enemy Coast Ahead is also the inside story of life in Bomber Command throughout the first five years of World War Two, culminating in breath-holding drama as the RAF planned, practiced and strove towards breaching the dams on that famous night in May 1943.