The War Against Rommel's Supply Lines, 1942-43

Overview

  • Examines a critical but often overlooked aspect of the campaign for North Africa
  • Reevaluates the development of Allied airpower

This is an exciting account of a little known, yet vital part of World War II: the Allied effort to blockade Axis forces in North Africa with a relatively small number of planes and submarines. Erwin Rommel's desert campaign relied on sea and air supply lines across the Mediterranean, and the Afrika Korps would be ...

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Overview

  • Examines a critical but often overlooked aspect of the campaign for North Africa
  • Reevaluates the development of Allied airpower

This is an exciting account of a little known, yet vital part of World War II: the Allied effort to blockade Axis forces in North Africa with a relatively small number of planes and submarines. Erwin Rommel's desert campaign relied on sea and air supply lines across the Mediterranean, and the Afrika Korps would be crippled if its flow of fuel, parts, and tanks was cut off. Ultimately successful, the Allies' attempts to sever Rommel's supply lines produced some of the war's fiercest air battles and one of only two successful submarine campaigns ever fought.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811734585
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 3/10/2008
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 964,850
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan J. Levine is a historian specializing in World War II. His other works include The Strategic Bombing of Germany (0-275-94319-4) and The War against Rommel's Supply Lines (0-275-96521-X).
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Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
The War in the Mediterranean, 1940-42     1
Planning the Invasion of North Africa and the Twelfth Air Force     33
The Invasion of North Africa and the Race for Tunis     55
Attacking the Tunisian Buildup: November-December 1942     74
Reorganization, Sea Sweeps, Land Defeats: January-February 1943     131
Victory: March-May 1943     160
Notes     198
Bibliography     215
Index     220
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