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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Thats fair enough Adrian. Although reading your opinion previous to mine could be construed as pandering to political correctness in some sense and had a bit of a whiff of lavender to me. But, as a great man once said,"Let us move forward together!"

    As far as the acheivement of the raid, and Gibsons part in it, I would like to air this quote about him when he was imeadiately taken of 'op's' after the raid. It says a lot about the man who was only in his early twenties at the time, but was also considered a stickler for rules and regs that did not endear him to many of the aircrew under him. Such is the way that people can be perceived.....
    After receiving his VC, Gibson wrote an account of his wartime career, Enemy Coast Ahead, and was sent on a lecture tour of the United States by the government,partly for propaganda purposes, partly to keep the new hero safe. The tour was at a time when the first American airmen were coming home 'tour expired' after 25 operations. During questions one young lady asked, "Wing Commander Gibson, how many operations have you been on over Germany?" "One hundred and seventy-four." "There was a stunned silence."


    I hope that this is "in context" enough for this discussion.

    Regards, Ned.
    That certainly does Ned, and for anyone out there who has not read 'Enemy Coast Ahead' , its one of the best books ever written !!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Ive never been able to find a copy, my library says that it has been withdrawn from circulation, and is now unobtainable, which i dont believe

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    Ive never been able to find a copy, my library says that it has been withdrawn from circulation, and is now unobtainable, which i dont believe
    Here you go Dave, make sure you get the uncensored version

    Amazon.co.uk: enemy coast ahead: Books

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thanks Nick, at last ill have my own copy, cheers Dave

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    excellent thread !

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    Latest news in 'Variety' magazine is that the American release is to be re-named 'The Bombers of Scampton County' and the lead character will be played by Tom Hanks who kills the Nazi leadership with his Colt .45 as he surfs down the Mohne river after the 'bridge' has been sucessfully destroyed by the attacking B-17's.

    The anticipation is killing me.......
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Now now Ned dont be so cynical, who knows, Steven King might take over direction and drop bomb laden zombies with space hoppers to bounce into the dam

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    "Zombies with Space Hoppers"? I didn't know Demi Moore was gonna be in it.....
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I have read that Gibson called his dog ' niggs ' quite regularly. Why didnt Fry use that ??

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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