The War in the Mediterranean, 1940-1943

The War in the Mediterranean, 1940-1943

by Bernard Ireland

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Roland Green
Ireland's modest monograph, a popular but sound piece of military history, covers the war in the Mediterranean from Italy's declaration of war in 1940 to the surrender of the last Axis forces in Tunisia in May_ 1943. The orientation is primarily British and justifiably so, since the period covered was a time and the theater of action a place in which the British bore the lion's share of the burden. Ireland also emphasizes the naval side of the campaign, again justly, for the single most critical victory lay in the Royal Navy's ability to keep open supply lines to Malta, which accomplishment facilitated fatal damage to the supply lines to Axis ground forces. Ireland's successful effort to cover a large territory fairly compactly makes for a worthwhile addition to most World War II collections.

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