Terence O'Brien, an Australian, joined the RAF at 21. His first tour of operations was in northern France, defending French ports - in particular Brest Harbour. He later transferred to the Far East, where many units were accused of cowardice. O'Brien blames Command, which he believes was guilty of inefficiency, ignorance and stupidity, a view which was reinforced during his involvement in the fall of Burma, where the lack of preparation, he contends, was all too apparent. This is an account of a young combat pilot's war, depicting not only the drama of action but also the sickening smell of defeat. The author also wrote "Out of the Blue: a Pilot With the Chindits" and "The Moonlight War".
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Book Description Arrow Books, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. v/g tight clean paperback,no inscriptions.264pp. Bookseller Inventory # 24099
Book Description Arrow. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0099874105I5N00
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001257119
Book Description Arrow, 1991. Book Condition: Good. New Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP75591939
Book Description Arrow, UK, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. O'Brien flew Blenheims in Europe and in the Far East. A dicey enterprise. Well written. pp264. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006807
Book Description Arrow Books, London, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: MINT. First Thus. CHASING AFTER DANGER A Combat Pilot's War Over Europe and the Far East, 1939-42 Terence O'Brien. Arrow Books, London 1991 First thus. ISBN 0099874105 264pp Paperback This copy is in remarkably bright condition. Tight, white and square, a MINT copy with none of the typical age toning or spine creases usually associated with a book of this age. Twenty one year old Terence O'brien, at the outbreak of World War Two lost no time paying his own passage back to England to join the RAF. From their his energies, optimism and courage knew no bounds. Undergoing pil;ot training in southern England when German aircraft were concentrating their attacks in the south, his first tour of operation was on light bombers attacking French ports - in particular, Brest Harbour. After ensuing tours against North Sea shipping, he was transferred to the Far East when Japan entered the war. Units in that campaign were accused of cowardice, but to O'Brien, the Command was guilty of disastrous blunders, inefficiency and stupidity. Ref S2 Size: 264pp. Bookseller Inventory # 005386
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, UK, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. PAPERBACK. Clean and tight. Sent FIRST CLASS NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. Ref F30. Bookseller Inventory # 026639
Book Description Arrow, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-133-50-4634004