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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2015 5:49 p.m. PST

I like a bit of fiction to go with my gaming interests.
Soon to me the Eastern Med in WWII. Mainly the Aegean.
Just finished Guns of Navarone
and into Storm Troop by Leo Kessler.
Any other books I should be looking to get?

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2015 5:58 p.m. PST

Ill Met By Moonlight

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2015 6:57 p.m. PST

Check out Douglas Reeman. He had several books set in the eastern Med.

Toronto48 Inactive Member16 Apr 2015 7:53 p.m. PST

An old one but a good one:

" The Ship" by C S Forester – focuses on Malta Convoys and other events in the Med

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member17 Apr 2015 3:37 a.m. PST

Eastern Approaches. Not a novel, but well worth reading:


jpattern2 Inactive Member17 Apr 2015 5:59 a.m. PST

Another recommendation for Reeman.

Also Bandersnatch by Desmond Lowden. In the '60s, an ex-RN MTB commander is living on his old derelict boat in the Spanish Riviera. He decides to refurbish her and kidnap a Greek tycoon (a stand-in for Onassis) from his luxury super-yacht (a stand-in for Christina O). In addition to the "modern day" crime caper, there are scenes set during WWII in the waters off Greece. It's well written, fast-paced, and definitely worth picking up, especially if you like The Guns of Navarone and Assault on a Queen (books or movies).

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2015 4:46 p.m. PST

Thanks guys,
looking into all the suggestions

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2015 4:59 p.m. PST

Just finished Guns of Navarone

Well there goes the one I was going to mention.

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