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The War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 Bernard Ireland

The War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 - Bernard Ireland

London: Arms & Armour Press, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “For one thousand days Allied and Axis armies battled for possession of the North African shores, each knowing the dire consequences defeat would bring. Their survival, fighting ability and eventual success depended on sea power — as each needed to maintain its own seaborne supply routes, so it had to effect damage to those of the enemy.

The attritional nature of the land action was a direct result of each force’s varying performances in delivering sufficient resources. Only the Allies final superiority in this logistical element of the war brought them victory. The strategic significance of the island of Malta was quickly realised yet drained resources in maintaining its role.

The defence of seaborne provisions of men and materiel against air, land and naval attack brought to this theatre of war a unique drama and a special diversity, all of which is superbly captured in this new detailed analysis of this ‘sea-dependent’ period, 1940 to 1943. Historians have long been absorbed by the complexities of the war in this region and will value the clarity the author brings to this fresh study of the subject.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages.
The War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 Bernard Ireland