War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 .Reprint in dj

By: IRELAND, Bernard

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IRELAND, Bernard. The War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943. (London) : Leo Cooper (an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd), (2004). Reprint of the 1993 edition. Pp (8),9-224 + 16-page central section of b&w photos. 3 maps in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "For 1,000 days during the Second World War the Allied and Axis armies tougnt for the domination of theNorth African shores knowing that defeat would bring disastrous consequenc es. 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. The stakes could not have been higher. Control of the Mediterranean in general, and general, and the island of Malta in particular, was therefore?absolutely crucial. In the final analysis it was indeed the Allies' superior logistical capacity combined with their ability to dominate the Mediterranean that bought them victory but there is no denying that it was a 'damned close run thing'. In this fascinating and authoritative study, distinguished naval historian Bernard Ireland brings a fresh clarity to the complexities and factors at play during this critical 'sea-dependent' period. As well as being a detailed analysis of the wider strategic considerations, The War in the Mediterranean contains graphic and dramatic accounts of the bitter flghting at sea, on the land and in the air." from the dj flap. Chapters : 1. To the Brink: The Situation to June 1940; 2. 'Parallel War': Juneto September 1940; 3. The Opening Round: September to December 1940; 4. Of fensive and Counter-Offensive: December 1940 to May 1941; 5.. Peripheral Activities: February 1941 to August 1941; 6. The 'Dominant Theatre': May 1941to July 1941; 7. To the Fall of Tobruk: December 1941 to June 1942; 8. To First Alamein: June 1942 to August 1942 ; 9. The Turning of the Tide: August 1942 to November 1942; 10. 'Torch' and Toulon: November 1942; 11. The Road to Tunis: November 1942 to March 1943; 12. The End in North Africa: March1943 to May 1943. With bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 22 .00

Title: War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 .Reprint in dj

Author Name: IRELAND, Bernard

Categories: 84,

Publisher: Leo Cooper , London, 2004, ISBN:184415047X:

Seller ID: 110728

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL MILITARY MEDITERRANEAN WW2 HISTORY NAVY SHIPS BRITISH GERMAN,