Out of the Blue (Signed copy)

Signed by Laddie Lucas and Gus Halliday; The Role of Luck in Air Warfare 1917–1966


Laddie Lucas, (editor), illustrated by Michael Trim


Hutchinson, London, 1985
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 317pp.

Signed and dedicated by Laddie Lucas to the title page, additionally signed by Gus Halliday (Vice-Admiral Sir Roy William "Gus" Halliday) a British naval pilot who saw service in the Second World War, in the British Pacific Fleet and subsequently became Director-General Intelligence in Britain's Defence Intelligence Staff between 1981 and 1984. He is featured on pp296–298.

One of the outstanding fighter pilots of World War II, and a distinguished author, Laddie Lucas has compiled this astonishing collection of first-hand stories about the part played by luck in air warfare over a period of five decades. A truly international volume, drawn principally from unpublished sources and relying on personal accounts of airmen all over the world. Out of the Blue follows the history of war in the air from the pioneering days of combat over the Western Front in World War I to the sophisticated aerial contests of the Vietnam war.


The book itself is in very good condition, with a little corner creasing to a few pages. The dustwrapper is rubbed to the top edge but has not been price-clipped.



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