What a shock for Pook! What a blow for Honners! It’s happened at last. As the massive
Japanese war-machine remorselessly advances westward the Royal Marines are rushed
to a remote desert island in the Indian Ocean to construct a defence base against
Pook and Honners are the weak links in this scheme, and characteristically Honners’
first action is to establish a lucrative trading-post, while Pook organises a dance
for some visiting nurses and predictably falls in love with the gorgeous Pamela.
Running through the story is the shadow of that brilliant tactician Lieutenant Tudor
and his shaky Section as they struggle through Exercise Chop-sticks and Exercise
Mad Dogs in a vain attempt to increase their combat efficiency.
The extraordinary adventures that befall Pook and Honners under Sergeant Canyon on
this tropical island provide a steady tide of laughter, with the additional bonus
of a surprise ending.
Compulsive reading for servicemen and laymen alike, as Pook reveals the other side
of war with his original wit and humour.