When World War II broke out, Dr. Moran, retired cancer specialist, was in Rome. He was a believer in Anglo-Italian relationships and was determined to foster them. He gives the reader a portrait of Mussolini that by no means corresponds with the accepted one. When the war came he joined the R.A.M.C. despite being in his mid-fifties. The majority of his book deals with the strange cases of broken manhood and aberrations with which he came into contact as a President of a Medical Board as well as the antics of Army psychiatrists and the R.A.M.C in general. Ironically, Dr. Moran succumbed to cancer and died within a few weeks of completing this intense autobiography.