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War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 - IRELAND BERNARD

War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 2003
ISBN: 9781844150472
Number Of Pages: 224

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Much has been written about the conduct of the land battles and the commanders who faced each other yet, as the main protagonists realised at the time, success or failure rested on the effectiveness of their seaborne supply chain. Control of the Mediterranean was therefore absolutely crucial. In the final analysis it was the Allies' ability to dominate the Mediterranean that bought them victory but there is no denying that it was a 'damned close run thing'. In this authoritative study, Bernard Ireland brings a fresh clarity to the complexities and factors at play during this critical period.

Introductionp. 9
To the Brink: The Situation to June 1940p. 11
'Parallel War': June to September 1940p. 27
The Opening Round: September to December 1940p. 45
Offensive and Counter-Offensive: December 1940 to May 1941p. 57
Peripheral Activities: February 1941 to August 1941p. 73
The 'Dominant Theatre': May 1941 to July 1941p. 91
To the Fall of Tobruk: December 1941 to June 1942p. 111
To First Alamein: June 1942 to August 1942p. 131
The Turning of the Tide: August 1942 to November 1942p. 147
'Torch' and Toulon: November 1942p. 169
The Road to Tunis: November 1942 to March 1943p. 181
The End in North Africa: March 1943 to May 1943p. 201
Select Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9781844150472
ISBN-10: 184415047X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 22nd July 2003
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54