Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters & John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck: Compendium by Richard Edwards

Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters & John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck: Compendium

byRichard Edwards

Kobo ebook | June 22, 2013

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This special eBook presents the first and second chapters of British Flying Legends together in one volume.

Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of the infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943, providing a fitting and timely tribute to a truly courageous aviator.

John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck tells the remarkable story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot and flying legend who, with a single torpedo strike, delivered from an obsolete biplane, in a force nine gale, in the middle of the Atlantic, brought about the sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful battleship, the Bismarck.

These two short eBooks are each around the length of a short story and combine to be approximately 70 printed pages in length.

Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters is a concise account of Bomber Command’s most accomplished aviator and their most famous raid of the Second World War. In addition to exploring the Dambusters raid it looks at Gibson’s childhood, his RAF career and the development of the bouncing bomb, including the intense wrangling within the RAF that almost stopped it from getting off the drawing board. It also reveals the truth behind the mysterious air crash that one year later cost Gibson and his navigator, Jim Warwick, their lives and why the RAF chose to keep the cause of the crash a secret.

John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck gives an insight into one of the Fleet Air Arm’s greatest unsung heroes and his part in the Second World War’s most infamous sea battle, the Royal Navy’s frantic search and subsequent sinking of the Bismarck. This chapter also looks at the tragic loss of HMS Hood during the Battle of the Denmark Strait and the story of HMS Ark Royal and her aircraft that helped deliver the decisive torpedo attacks, not least of all, the out-dated Fairey Swordfish biplane.

This eBook is aimed at those looking for an immediate and uncomplicated account of two truly outstanding legends of British aviation history. There are other more in-depth titles available, which may be more suited to people interested in definitive or academic reading, you should consider those first if that’s what you’re looking for.

Further chapters from British Flying Legends will examine the lives and achievements of other aviation legends from the twentieth-century. The chapters are being released individually, in short compendiums and, in due course, as a single volume, allowing readers to either pick the topics that they are interested in or to read the whole set.

To find out more about the British Flying Legends series visit Richard’s website and blog at


Richard Edwards lives in Sussex and writes both fiction and non-fiction, with a particular interest in military history, biography and adventure. He has published The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service and Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation, which are available in hardback and ebook through Pen and Sword Aviation.

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Title:Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters & John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck: CompendiumFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 22, 2013Publisher:rabbit & snailLanguage:English

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