North Africa, the Med and Italy

Books that feature activities in the Mediterranean region during the Second World War


I Married a Princess

by Thomas Soars
The unusual story of an English RNVR officer who married a Persian princess during World War II and brought her home to a distinctly unglamorous life in England.
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A Boy from Soho

by Frank Gianotti
A Londoner's experiences at home and abroad during World War II, as a teenager in the London Blitz and later serving in Italy with the RASC
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A Diver in the Dark by Sydney Knowles

A Diver in the Dark

by Sydney Knowles BEM
Memoir of a WW2 Royal Navy Clearance Diver and diving partner of Commander Lionel 'Buster' Crabb
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A Journey from Blandford – a Truck Drivers Memories of World War II

by B.A. Jones
Wartime adventures of a motorcycle dispatch rider and truck driver 1939-46 including Dunkirk, North Africa supporting the Eighth Army, D-Day and the liberation of Brussels.
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A Virginian in Best Blue

by Parke F Smith
An American pilot's experiences in the RAF 1942-46
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A Waggoners War – an RASC driver in World War II

by Fergus Fulton
A Motor Transport Driver’s Experiences in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Army Service Corps 1942-45.
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Adventures on the Infinite Highway

by Peter Rivington
The airborne exploits of a wartime RAF ferry pilot in Africa and India and postwar as an airline pilot 1938-62
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Algiers to Anzio with 72 & 111 Squadrons

by Greggs Farish and Mike McCaul
The experiences of a mobile Spitfire squadron Engineer Officer in North Africa, Malta, Sicily and Italy during WW2
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Desert War Diary: 213 Squadron

by John Walton
Portrait of a Hurricane squadron of the Desert Air Force in North Africa and Cyprus in WW2.
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Fly High - Fly Low

by Eric Morgan
The three remarkable aviation careers of Leslie R Colquhoun DFC, GM, DFM - WW2  Reconnaissance Pilot; Supermarine Test Pilot and Vickers Hovercraft Pioneer.
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from fiji to balkan skies by dennis mccaig

From Fiji to Balkan Skies

by Dennis McCaig
Experiences of a 249 Squadron Spitfire/Mustang pilot in Southern Italy and the Balkans 1943/44.
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From Horses to Chieftains

by Richard Napier
A soldier's journey from boyhood to battle-hardened veteran with the 8th Hussars 1935-59
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Inside and Out

by Robert Cosh
My  experiences as a sailor in the wartime Royal Navy (1939-46) and postwar career as a prison officer in HM Prison Service (1946-81)
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Just Being Frank

by Frank Rixon BEM
Autobiography of a Berkshire Lad who served in Malta with the Royal West Kent Regiment during WW2.
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Malta Remembered – by those who were there during World War II

edited by Frank Rixon
A collection of stories about the George Cross Island of Malta contributed by military personnel who served there during the Second World War.
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Operation Ladbroke From Dream to Disaster

by Alec Waldron
A first hand account of the planning, execution and ultimate failure of the glider assault on Sicily in July 1943.
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Pacifist to Glider Pilot

by Alec Waldron
Engaging account of a founder member of the Glider Pilot Regiment who participated in the airborne assaults at Sicily and Arnhem in WW2.
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Pathfinder Force Balkans

by Geoff Curtis
The exploits of a 614 (Pathfinder) squadron flight engineer in the air over the Balkans and subsequently as a prisoner of war in Hungary during World War II
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The Elephant On My Wing – a New Zealand pilots war

by Peter A Wright | The WW2 exploits of a 211 Squadron Blenheim pilot in North Africa and Italy and subsequently as a prisoner of war and successful escapee who evaded capture
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Under the Red Eagle – 239 Wing DAF

by Frank Pearce
An eyewitness account of the activities of 239 Wing of the Desert Air Force in North Africa and Italy 1942-45
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