One Man's War: An actor's life at sea 1940–45 by Richard Beale

By Richard Beale

Actor Richard Beale used to be a tender officer within the Royal military throughout the moment international battle. in the summertime of 2014, he sat all the way down to write a memoir of that point, now greater than 70 years in the past. the result's a fascinating and sometimes funny account of his wartime carrier within the Royal military, from simply ahead of becoming a member of up until eventually his demobilisation and next go back to civilian existence. in the course of his naval occupation, Richard rose from a humble ranking to turn into commander of a sequence of coastal patrol craft, the final of which was once HMS ML a hundred thirty five, crusing one from the united kingdom to Malta and latterly masking the Royal Navy's crusade in Greek and Croatian waters, together with minesweeping tasks.

His tale contains bills of a few key engagements, together with one within which he was once badly wounded, and encounters with Greek bandits and British spies. however it isn't really easily a naval memoir, as he additionally remembers thoughts of affection affairs, distinctive friendships and the iconic companionship of his loved spaniel, Simon, who followed him within the preliminary levels of his career.

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