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    Alfie's War: A World War II Fleet Air Arm Lieutenant's Exciting Exploits on HMS Illustrious, in Greece and Crete (Hardback) By (author) Richard Pike

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    DescriptionWritten in three parts, and as a sequel to Seven Seas, Nine Lives, Richard Pike continues the remarkable experiences of Captain AWF 'Alfie' Sutton CBE DSC and bar RN. During events which come as close to fiction as is imaginable, the first part describes how Alfie, badly injured and close to death during the bombing of HMS Illustrious by the Luftwaffe in January 1941, wakes to find himself laid out amongst the dead, but miraculously still able to help the ship on to Malta. After full recovery, part two starts with his involvement in the Allied campaign in Greece in the spring of 1941, leading to him eventually evacuating the Greek royal family in a flying boat. After numerous escapades he fights with the defenders during the German invasion of Crete in 1941. Admiral Cunningham was later to describe Sutton's efforts as "an example of grand personal courage under the worst possible conditions which stands out brightly in the gloom." It was a struggle doomed to failure, but Alfie survived to continue his war and tell his story to author Richard Pike who relates it here with passion, pace and drama.


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    Title
    Alfie's War
    Subtitle
    A World War II Fleet Air Arm Lieutenant's Exciting Exploits on HMS Illustrious, in Greece and Crete
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Pike
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 506 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908117410
    ISBN 10: 1908117419
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    DC22: 940.5
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Approval Code: A14204062
    LC classification: UG
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBK, 1DVG
    DC23: 940.545941092
    Illustrations note
    black and white photos
    Publisher
    GRUB STREET
    Imprint name
    GRUB STREET
    Publication date
    19 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London