This photo fell out of a book today. It is clearly a snapshot and yet there is something quite remarkable about it. On the back, a note reads "1944, With your Aussie drinking mate at Tel-Aviv. Dick Grant. R.A.A.F."
It isn't just Dick Grant's great presence that makes the photo so special, but also the four girls in the background, smiling and laughing, against the backdrop of what must be the Mediterranean sea.
Dick Grant sounds like the hero of a Boy's Own adventure. He even looks like one. It's frustrating that we will probably never know what happened to him, but I've posted this photo on the offchance that an answer might appear out of the blue. Stranger things have happened.