1st.ed., 1993. 224 pp., frontis + 24 other photo-ills etc. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The memoirs of the author during his early naval career based on his midshipman’s journal, from his days at Dartmouth just before the outbreak of war, to his naval service in the eastern Mediterranean from 1940 to 1942. It includes his own personal account of the bombardment of Albania, the raid on Taranto, an horrific dive-bomber attack on the author’s 18th birthday, the Battle of Matapan, the battle for Crete, war against our former allies the French, the sinking of the BARHAM, and the experience of being blown up by Italian frogmen.