1st ed.,1943. 160 pp., map e.p’s. D.j., 19 x 13cm. V.G.+. A first-hand and contemporary wartime account of the naval events in the Eastern Mediterranean during 1941, the author then serving in the Fleet Air Arm. Wavell’s initial success against the Italian armies was followed by grim reverses in Greece and Crete, leaving the Royal Navy to perform a seemingly impossible double evacuation. Told with humorous anecdotes, the author gives a naval pilot’s view of the war in that area during a period when the conflict lay in the balance.