North Africa, the Med and Italy

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


World War II memoir
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A Boy from Soho

by Frank Gianotti
A London boy's wartime experiences at home and abroad, in the London Blitz and in Italy with the RASC
military memoir
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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

by BA Jones


Wartime adventures of a motorcycle dispatch rider and truck driver

World War II memoir
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A Tankie's Travels

by Jock Watt
Experiences of a WW2 tank commander of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment (3RTR) including Dunkirk, Greece, El Alamein and more...
RAF memoir
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A Virginian in Best Blue

by Parke F Smith


An American pilot's experiences in the RAF 1942-46
WW2 memoir
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A Waggoner's War

by Fergus Fulton


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

by Peter Rivington


The airborne experiences of an RAF and airline pilot 1938-62
RAF memoir
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Algiers to Anzio with 72 & 111 Squadrons

by Greggs Farish and Mike McCaul


The diaries and letters of a Spitfire squadron Engineer Officer in Africa and Italy during WW2
RAF memoir
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Desert War Diary: 213 Squadron

by John Walton


A former armourer recalls life on a Hurricane squadron in North Africa and Cyprus in WW2
RAF biography
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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
RAF memoir
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From Fiji to Balkan Skies

by Dennis McCaig


The WW2 experiences of a 249 Squadron Spitfire/Mustang pilot 1943/4
Military memoir
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From Horses to Chieftains

by Richard Napier


From boy soldier to battle-hardened veteran with the 8th Hussars 1935-1959
military/civilian memoir
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Inside and Out

by Robert Cosh
Entertaining memoir featuring the author's experiences in the wartime Royal Navy (1939-46) and postwar 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
WW2 memoirs
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Malta Remembered

edited by Frank Rixon
A collection of stories about the George Cross Island of Malta contributed by military personnel who served there during World War 2
World War II memoir
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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
World War II memoir
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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
RAF memoir
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Pathfinder Force Balkans

by Geoff Curtis


WW2 exploits of a 614 (Pathfinder) squadron flight engineer in the air and as a POW in Hungary
RAF biography
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The Elephant On My Wing

by Peter A Wright
The WW2 exploits of a 211 Squadron Blenheim pilot subsequently a POW and successful escapee
RAF History
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Under the Red Eagle

by Frank Pearce


A personal perspective on the activities of 239 Wing of the Desert Air Force in North Africa and Italy 1942-45