The author wrote this book during his retirement but it remained unpublished until his son decided to bring it to a wider audience.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
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
IMAGE: B2950.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y5nfuat9 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The author wrote this book during his retirement but it remained unpublished until his son decided to bring it to a wider audience.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 The text is supported by maps and by a photo-plate section that includes previously unpublished images.