Ts memoirs (144pp), written in 1986 - 1988, recording, with much useful detail, his early life as the son of an RN officer, his training as a cadet at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth (1924 - 1928), his service as a midshipman in the Mediterranean Fleet battleships HMS WARSPITE and HMS VALIANT (1928 - 1929), the cruiser HMS DURBAN and the sloop HMS HELIOTROPE on the North America and West Indies Station (1929 - 1930) and the Home Fleet battleship HMS BARHAM (1930), his Sub-Lieutenant's courses (1931 - 1932) and service in the sloop HMS LUPIN on the East Indies Station for duties in the Persian Gulf (1933 - 1934) and then as a Lieutenant in the destroyer HMS WALPOLE on Irish patrol duties (1934 - 1935) and the destroyer depot ship HMS WOOLWICH in the Mediterranean (1935), his training and subsequent service as an anti-submarine (A/S) officer, mostly in HMS HERO, with the 2nd Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean at the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1938), his appointment as an instructor at HMS OSPREY, the A/S establishment at Portland (1938 - 1939), as A/S officer in the destroyer HMS HAVELOCK, including operations during the Norwegian campaign and the evacuation from St Nazaire (February - September 1940), as A/S officer to Captain (D) in the Liverpool Escort Force (September 1940 - July 1941), as A/S officer to Rear Admiral Alexandria (October - December 1941) including the Italian human torpedo attack on HMS VALIANT and HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, as A/S officer, in HMS JERVIS, to the 14th Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean (January 1942 - February 1943) including the 2nd Battle of Sirte and escort of convoys from Alexandria to Malta; as Fleet A/S officer on the Mediterranean Station under Admiral Harwood (February - December 1943); in command of the frigate HMS MERMAID on Russian and North Atlantic convoy escort (May 1944 - September 1945) including the sinking of U 344 and U 394 on Russian convoys JW59 and RA59 respectively; and his post-war service in the A/S Warfare Department (1945 - 1948), as 1st Lieutenant of the aircraft carrier HMS IMPLACABLE, the flagship of the Home Fleet (1948 - 1949) and in the Tactical and Staff Duties Division (1950 - 1955). Together with a revised hardback edition, heavily illustrated, incorporating details of his earlier life; plus a photocopied ts account (34pp) describing his part in the Norwegian campaign of April - June 1940 in greater detail.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.