Out Of The Blue
A Pilot With The Chindits
by Terence O'Brien
William Collins Sons & Co., 1984, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0002171988
Very Good Condition, water marks to cover, dustjacket has watermarks and edge/shelf wear (see photographs)
'Terence O'Brien, a young Australian, had already survived a full tour of bombing missions with Coastal Command, and should have been resting from operations at the RAF's request, when he volunteered to join the Chindits - army units operating behind enemy lines in Burma who depended on air communications for their very existence. This is O'Brien's memoir of his days with the 4/9th Gurkhas in the remote mountainous region between northern Burma and Yannan - among the strangest and most exacting military undertakings of World War II. The author has written two other autobiographical war books - "Chasing After Danger" and "The Moonlight War".'