A unique and enthralling anthology compiled by WWII flying ace, Laddie Lucas, Voices in the Air tells the story of the air battles of the Second World War in the voices of those who took part. Drawn largely on the writings of the combatants themselves from all sides of the conflict, this book offers a vivid and highly individual account of the great aerial campaigns of WWII. From a thrilling account of the first sustained dogfight between Spitfire and Messerschmitt in 1940, to an eighteen-year-old Japanese suicide pilot's last letter home and the Luftwaffe leaders' analysis of 'what went wrong' after the Battle of Britain, the book dramatically deals with every aspect of the war. Full of stories of astonishing escapades, incredible bravery, dogged persistence and moving feats of arms, Voices in the Air honours both the sung and the unsung heroes of the war.
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After training as a journalist, Laddie Lucas became a distinguished wartime leader in the Royal Air Force, commanding the top-scoring fighter squadron in the Battle of Malta in 1942. He was one of Britain's best-known amateur golfers, leading his country against the US, and as a Conservative MP, he represented Brentford and Chiswick for ten years in the 1950s, serving under Churchill, Eden and Macmillan. In 1976, Laddie Lucas retired and turned to writing. He had a number of books published, including the hugely successful biography of Sir Douglas Bader. Laddie passed away in 1998.
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Book Description Arrow, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 560 pages. 7.76x5.12x1.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099465663
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099465663
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099465663