Monday, May 7, 2012

Cool World War II Cover Art: Horrido!

From the book "Horrido" by Col. Raymond F. Toliver & Trevor J. Constable.  (Bantam, 1979).  When British pilots sighted enemy fighters, they would shout "Talley Ho!"  The German pilots would shout "Horrido!" (after St. Horridus, the patron saint of German fighter pilots) when they had scored a kill against an enemy aircraft.  German night fighter pilots would cry "Pauka!  Pauka!"


Anonymous said...

That's a Hurricane! Look at the gun ports on the wing.

Beautiful painting.

...just sayin'...

Mister G said...

I agree! The copywriter is spinning in his grave.