To War With A 4th Hussar, Fighting In Greece, North Africa & The Balkans

The author wrote this book during his retirement but it remained unpublished until his son decided to bring it to a wider audience. The memoirs of Peter Crichton are a rare tale of fighting in Greece, North Africa and the Balkans, told well and modestly – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: To War With A 4th Hussar, Fighting In Greece, North Africa & The Balkans
FILE: R2950
AUTHOR: Peter Crichton
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 229
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: World War Two, World War 2, World War II, WWII, Second World War, 
Eastern Mediterranean, Balkans, Greece, North Africa, armour

ISBN: 1-52675-510-6

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DESCRIPTION: The author wrote this book during his retirement but it remained 
unpublished until his son decided to bring it to a wider audience. The memoirs of 
Peter Crichton are a rare tale of fighting in Greece, North Africa and the 
Balkans, told well and modestly –   Very Highly Recommended

The author probably joined up on the outbreak of war for several reasons in addition 
to escaping from his life as a journalist. Certainly there was an element of excitement 
which many felt. He transferred to the 4th Hussars to get away from home duties with 
the Northampton Yeomanry and found himself in the theatres of the Eastern 
Mediterranean.

In Greece he was part of the inadequate attempts to support the Greeks against Italian 
and German troops. He was lucky to be amongst the small number to be evacuated 
to Egypt and service along the North African coast. He fought at Alam Hlfa and El 
Alamein and as the 4th Hussars recovered he found time to fall in love and play polo. 
He fell in love with Egypt and might well have remained there after the war to his 
death had it not been for the 1952 Revolution which forced him back to Britain. He 
also fell in love with the daughter of the Swedish Minister and married her.

His service with the Partisans in the Balkans is particularly interesting and sheds 
new light on this very active theatre. 

The memoirs are nicely written and based on personal experiences remembered 
and further research. The text is supported by maps and by a photo-plate section 
that includes previously unpublished images.