Evelyn Waugh at war is an irresistibly fascinating subject. Drawn to units offering the greatest danger, but often frustrated in his search for action. In the Picture examines Waugh's fitness to be an officer, his being sacked from the Special Service Brigade, and his service in Croatia. New, very surprising discoveries dispel entrenched myths.
Acknowledgments Introduction Carlos Villar Flor: Part I. A Place in That Battle Chapter 1. The Enemy Was Plain in View Chapter 2. The Commandos and the Battle for Crete (1940-41) Chapter 3. The Locust Years 1941-45 Donat Gallagher: Part II. Four Myths Explored Chapter 4. Was Waugh "Utterly Unfitted to Be an Officer"? Chapter 5. Cretan Labyrinth: The Way Out Chapter 6. Liquidated! How Lord Lovat "Kicked Waugh Out" of the Special Service Brigade and Fantasized about It Afterwards Chapter 7. Civil Waugh in Yugoslavia Conclusions Bibliography Index