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The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War

Michael Howard

The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Campaigns,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    Statement[by] Michael Howard
    SeriesThe Lees-Knowles lectures -- 1966
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD766 .H6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 83 p.
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24876301M
    LC Control Number68089868

    During the late s, Benito Mussolini claimed that Italy needed an outlet for its " surplus population " and that it would be in other countries' best interests to aid in this expansion. The loss of supplies proved fatal to the Axis armies in North Africa. Read more about the atomic bomb. Harry S.

    Allied-controlled areas are in red. German war strategy, however, viewed the Mediterranean as a secondary theatre of operations. This arrangement was critically important to American policymakers; you have to remember that for them the insurrections that had followed World War One in Russia, Germany, and elsewhere, were recent events. A British convoy and escort are attacked by the Italian fleet, but manage to slip away, with two destroyers heavily damaged; the delay, however, resulted in all four of its cargo ships sunk during subsequent Axis air strikes the following morning.

    Germany's Kriegsmarine aimed at isolating Gibraltar, Malta, and the Suez Canal so as to break Britain's trade route to the far east. Describe your book in three words. However, the French Navy formally the "National Navy" — Marine Nationalewas still considerably smaller than the navy of its ally, Britain. Far from being reluctant players, Dr. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. A successful British attack by three destroyers on the Italian transport Campobasso taking supplies to Axis forces in Tunisia with the escorting ton displacement Spica class torpedo boat Perseo.


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The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War by Michael Howard Download PDF Ebook

Other efforts were relatively unimportant and sapped resources from where the real air battle took place.

At the end of the war, how far reaching was the American influence in this region, geographically, politically and economically? Hitler decided to help his ally fearing a British invasion of Europe via Greece.

While his generals did not believe they were prepared, they were ordered to push forward without any solid objectives.

The situation eased as Axis forces were forced away from their North African bases and eventually Malta could be resupplied and become an offensive base once again.

Mussolini had made no gains in the Mediterranean region but his involvement was of huge consequence for Hitler as he had to assist his ally in areas of Europe that had no intrinsic value to Nazi Germany. Have you got plans for more books in the future?

American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II

The History Learning Site, 18 May At the same time, the United States was unable to either assimilate or to overthrow the Tito government in Yugoslavia.

For the fortitude and courage of the Maltese people during the siege, the island was awarded the George Cross. So there were certainly qualifications to American hegemony; The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War book them, however, the United States remains the predominant power in the region.

British convoy resupplying Malta is attacked; nine merchantmen are sunk by Axis E-boats, aircraft and submarines; but vital supplies, including oil, are delivered November, Operation Stone Age.

ISBN Fleet action. Editorial Reviews "This book is a fine piece of research and analysis. British convoy suffers heavy air strikes, it is eventually driven back by the Italian fleet. British convoy reaches Malta undisturbed. By comparison, the Germans lost 20, aircraft on the Western Front while losing only 11, on the Eastern Front.

Buchanan does an excellent job of showing the importance of the Mediterranean military-diplomatic-economic theater as it developed from to the early Cold War. A British convoy and escort are attacked by the Italian fleet, but manage to slip away, with two destroyers heavily damaged; the delay, however, resulted in all four The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War book its cargo ships sunk during subsequent Axis air strikes the following morning.

When France surrendered on 24 June, the Axis leaders allowed the new Vichy French regime to retain its naval forces. Together these operations cost the Germans Rome and 80, casualties. Through this, he has produced a major work of research and interpretation on a vitally important subject.

Indeed, it would appear that the vast amount of World War II historiography has been relegated to the "Anglo-German perspective. Main article: Battle of Crete The effort to prevent German troops from reaching Crete by sea, and subsequently the partial evacuation of Allied land forces after their defeat by German paratroops in the Battle of Crete during Maycost the Allied navies a number of ships.

Considering that in comparative terms Mussolini's foreign policy contact dwarfed Galtieri's adventurous behavior in the Falklands and certainly And for how long did that influence last? Italian convoy attacked, the destroyer Espero sunk, two other destroyers outran the British fleet and reached Benghazi.

The essence of this book is that in the years leading up to the Second World War, Great Britain wanted desperately to maintain the empire its government was not psychologically certain it deserved, that the megalomaniac dictator Benito Mussolini was thoroughly convinced he deserved an empire he did not have the power to acquire, and that Nazi Germany would help him get it to the detriment of French imperial possessions.

Germany's Kriegsmarine aimed at isolating Gibraltar, Malta, and the Suez Canal so as to break Britain's trade route to the far east. Historians have often highlighted the importance of tank strength in the Western Desert.

The action did, however, extend the Axis reach into the eastern Mediterranean, and prolong the threat to Allied convoys.

British Fleet Air Arm aircraft badly damaged two Italian battleships and a third was sunk putting half of the Regia Marina's major ships out of action for several months.Matthew Jones, author of Britain, the United States and the Mediterranean War, – "American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II makes an important contribution to the existing historiography of the war.

Buchanan advocates for a new interpretation of the events. Introduction. Although often considered to be a “side show” during the Second World War, the campaign in the Mediterranean and Middle East was one of the most complex, interrelated, extensive, and certainly most enduring theatres of that conflict.

Feb 10,  · This book offers a thorough reinterpretation of U.S. engagement with the Mediterranean during World War II. Andrew Buchanan argues that the United States was far from being a reluctant participant in a "peripheral" theater, and that Washington had a Author: Andrew Buchanan.Buy The Mediterranean Strategy in the Second World War Pdf by Michael Howard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible 42comusa.coms: 1.Introduction. Although often considered to be a “side show” during the Second World War, the campaign in the Mediterranean and Middle East was one of the most complex, interrelated, extensive, and certainly most enduring theatres of that conflict.Winston Ebook and the "Second Front": A Reappraisal* Tuvia Ben-Moshe Hebrew University of Jerusalem The invasion ebook France and its timing was one of the most important issues in the course of the war, and it continued even after the war to spur historio-graphical disagreement.

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