Book Review: Enemy Coast Ahead

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Commissioned after the successful Dambusters raid, this is Guy Gibson’s story, told in his own words.

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It’s a classic memoir with an introduction by Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris and a new foreword by military historian, James Holland. It tells how Gibson got into flying and the dangerous missions that he flew in. He completed three tours and should have stood down, but kept flying anyway, after the conclusion of this book, until his luck finally ran out. He doesn’t wash much dirty laundry in public, so it’s not as revealing as it could be, but this is the war very much from Gibson’s own perspective.


• Greenhill Books
• ISBN 978-1-7843-8490-6
• 440 pages • Paperback • £9.99

By Guy Gibson

Reviewed in The Armourer March 2020 issue

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