By Giles Foden
Abridged in five episodes by Andrew Simpson.
The story of Commander Geoffrey Basil Spicer Simpson, who fought heroic battles against the Germans on Lake Tanganyika, East Africa.
He had infamous tattoos.
He also wore a skirt.
Read by Jeff Rawle
Getting the British boats onto Lake Tanganyika was an extraordinary adventure.
Read by Jeff Rawle.
Battles on the Lake commence, and some outrageous behaviour by skirt-wearing Commander Spicer Simpson.
British success on the lake as the Holo Holo make a god of Commander Spicer Simpson.
Despite British success on the lake, Commander Spicer Simpson takes to his trucklebed and fades into obscurity.