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by Susan Ottaway

  • Author: Susan Ottaway
  • ISBN: 0956217605
  • ISBN13: 978-0956217608
  • ePub: 1306 kb | FB2: 1700 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Speedman Press Ltd (May 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Guy Gibson VC: The Glorious Dambuster ePub download

Dambuster: The Life of Guy Gibson VC is a must-read for anyone with an interest in military history. The book paints a sad picture of an unhappy childhood.

Dambuster: The Life of Guy Gibson VC is a must-read for anyone with an interest in military history. His parents separated whilst the family lived in India; his mother returning to England with Guy, his brother Alick and sister Joan.

This book, originally published in 1994 as Dambuster - A Life of Guy Gibson VC, has been revised by author, Susan Ottaway, and contains hitherto unpublished information about Guy Gibson's life and family relationships. The author was privileged 19 September 2009 marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Guy Gibson, one of the most well-known heroes of the Second World War.

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Items related to Guy Gibson VC: The Glorious Dambuster. Guy Gibson VC: The Glorious Dambuster. ISBN 13: 9780956217608. Few men have a better claim to be called a legend in his own lifetime than Guy Gibson. Leader of the famous Dambuster Raid of May, 1943 which became part of the popular folklore of the Second World War after the film in which Richard Todd took the part of the hero, he himself was tragically in an air crash in 1944. Born in India in 1918 and brought up in England, Guy Gibson joined the RAF in November, 1936.

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Susan Ottaway is the author of four books: Dambuster: a Life of Guy Gibson VC (Pen & Sword, 1994, 1996, 2003); (with Jackie George) She Who Dared: Covert Operations in Northern Ireland with the SAS (Pen & Sword, 1999); Violette Szabo – The Life That I Have (Naval Institute Press.

Susan Ottaway is the author of four books: Dambuster: a Life of Guy Gibson VC (Pen & Sword, 1994, 1996, 2003); (with Jackie George) She Who Dared: Covert Operations in Northern Ireland with the SAS (Pen & Sword, 1999); Violette Szabo – The Life That I Have (Naval Institute Press, 1976, Pen & Sword, 2002, 2003); Hitler’s Traitors (Pen & Sword

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Ottaway, Susan (2009). Guy Gibson VC The Glorious Dambuster. This is a revision of her earlier 1994 book. Hampshire,London: Speedman Press. Morris, Richard (1994). The book includes a reconstruction of Gibson's log book based on his own log book and the Squadrons' ORBs. She interviewd members of Gibson's family including his sister Joan and his cousin Janet, the daughter of Gibson's maternal aunt, Beatrice "Gwennie" Christopher.

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Susan Ottaway is the author of four books: "Dambuster: a Life of Guy Gibson VC" (Pen & Sword, 1994, 1996, 2003); (with Jackie George) "She Who Dared: Covert Operations in Northern Ireland" with the SAS (Pen & Sword, 1999); "Violette Szabo – The Life That I Have" (Naval Institute.

Susan Ottaway is the author of four books: "Dambuster: a Life of Guy Gibson VC" (Pen & Sword, 1994, 1996, 2003); (with Jackie George) "She Who Dared: Covert Operations in Northern Ireland" with the SAS (Pen & Sword, 1999); "Violette Szabo – The Life That I Have" (Naval Institute Press, 1976, Pen & Sword, 2002, 2003); "Hitler’ s Traito"rs (Pen &.

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The efficacy of the Dambusters Raid of 16-17 May 1943 remains disputed by historians, with the trend amongst recent authors and documentary-makers to argue that its success lay primarily in propaganda terms (although the importance of propaganda in wartime should not be underestimated). What is beyond doubt is the skill and courage displayed by all those who took part, notably the commander of 617 Squadron, Guy Gibson, who was awarded a V.C. for flying alongside other attacking aircraft to draw anti-aircraft fire, after dropping his own ‘bouncing bomb’.

In 1994 two biographies of Gibson appeared: Richard Morris’s ‘Guy Gibson’ and Susan Ottaway’s ‘Dambuster. The Life of Guy Gibson VC’. The latter has now been reprinted in a new updated and revised edition, with a new Introduction. Amongst other things, using her contacts with the Gibson family, Ottaway seeks to set the record straight regarding what Morris wrote about the nature of the young Gibson’s dysfunctional family.

Ottaway’s book is a labour of love, arising out of her childhood reading of Gibson’s ‘Enemy Coast Ahead’ but her Bibliography suggests some surprising omissions in those labours (unless the books have been consulted but not recorded) as there’s no reference to Max Arthur’s ‘Dambusters’, Helmuth Euler’s ‘The Dambuster Raid’ or ‘Guy Gibson’ by Geoff Simpson, let alone to the more general works on the strategic bombing offensive by Noble Frankland, Sir Charles Webster and R. J. Overy.

Ottaway’s book, although thoughtful and making particularly good use of Evelyn Gibson’s unpublished manuscript about her husband, is simply not an academic book, as it lacks the scholarly apparatus of footnotes. This undoubtedly helps to make it a more readable study of Gibson’s character but severely constrains its value as an historical work.
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Dambuster: The Life of Guy Gibson VC is a must-read for anyone with an interest in military history. Author Susan Ottaway, an acclaimed historian, has written a moving account of the life of this distinguished WWII airman.

The book paints a sad picture of an unhappy childhood. His parents separated whilst the family lived in India; his mother returning to England with Guy, his brother Alick and sister Joan. Her lack of parenting skills and subsequent descent into alcoholism meant the siblings were often neglected. His father was a cold, uncaring man who wanted little to do with his children; preferring instead to pursue his own selfish needs.

Despite his dysfunctional background, Guy was determined to make a success of his life and remained close to his brother and sister. In 1936 he joined the RAF and after several postings and promotions led 617 Squadron on the famous Dambuster Raid in 1943. Later that year he was awarded the Victoria Cross and at the age of just 24 he had become the most decorated man of the entire war. His life was tragically cut short in 1944 when he died in an air crash over Holland.

The book brings to the forefront the sacrifice and bravery of servicemen during WWII. It's an extremely well-researched and well-written account of an incredible man who gave his life for his country. I very much enjoyed the writing style; it wasn't too bogged down with facts and figures. Everything was presented in way that could be easily understood and digested. Reading it has given me a greater understanding and depth of knowledge of this period in our history.

*I received a copy of this book from the publicist and author.
Androrim
I just read this book and I can only be grateful to the author. I first met Gibson's life history when I was trying to become a member of my country's air force, which I didnt do. Nevertheless, I bought a copy of Enemy Coast Ahead which has been with me for nearly 40 years. I became interested on his life, but there was no available information. This book filled the gap and I believe it is a great book. I have nothing further to say!.
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