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WADE, Frank. A Midshipman's War : A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943. Vancouver, B.C. : Cordillera Publing Company, (1994). First Edition. Pp (6),7-256. Many b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
The World War Two memoirs of a man wh o served in HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean, including his experiences of the battle for Crete, the Syrian campaign, the Malta convoys, the Tobruk raid, and the landings in Sicily.
1. My First Ship [training aboard the HMS Conway from '36-'39, and time aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth];
2. Atlantic Capers and Gibraltar [chasing Gneisenau and Scharnhorst];
3. First Real Action: "Operation Tiger" [last convoy through the Mediterranean];
4. This Sombre Ferocious Battle: Crete;
5. Egypt, Syria, and Cyrenaica;
6. Desert Trip;
7. Tragedy [Italian convoy action and sinking of the HMS Barham];
8. A Treacherous Night [with underwater attack on the Queen Elizabeth and Valiant in Alexandria harbour];
9. Malta Convoy [with info on the Jervis];
10. The Evacuation of Alexandria;
11. Malta [with final Maltese reliefconvoy, sinking of the Lupo, and time with the HMS Orion];
12. Operation Husky [assault on Sicily; with the Landing H.Q. Ship HMS Bulolo];
13. Epilogue [operations in the Dodecanese and Italy's fleet surrender].
Vg in lightly edge-sunned dustjacket. 30.00
Title: A Midshipman's War : A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Cordillera, Vancouver, 1994, ISBN:185995006x: 1994
ISBN Number: 185995006X
ISBN Number 13: 9781859950067
Item: 1.00 Item
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