Rear Admiral Anthony Miers VC – nicknamed ‘Gamp’ – was one of the Royal Navy’s most controversial submarine commanders of the Second World War. Hot-tempered and incautiously spoken, he was notorious for his outbursts and those on the receiving end often ended up with a black eye, close-arrest or the sack – for some it was all three. After his death in 1985, allegations were made that Miers may have been responsible for war crimes in the Aegean in July 1941. He was soon named in the national press and there was a storm of controversy. Was Miers a war criminal? Author Brian Izzard relates his colourful war career and fully examines the war crimes allegation, with many previously unpublished photographs, and interviews with surviving members of the crew of HMS Torbay.