War in the Aegean: The Campaign for the Eastern Mediterranean in World War II by Peter C. Smith, Edwin R. Walker |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
War in the Aegean: The Campaign for the Eastern Mediterranean in World War II

War in the Aegean: The Campaign for the Eastern Mediterranean in World War II

by Peter C. Smith, Edwin R. Walker
     
 

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First complete retelling of an important but little-known campaignEyewitness accounts from a colorful cast of German SS troops, British commandos, partisans, spies, Greek pirates, and moreBoth Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler wanted the Aegean Sea in 1943. The British prime minister saw an opportunity to force neutral Turkey into the Allied camp and tie up German

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First complete retelling of an important but little-known campaignEyewitness accounts from a colorful cast of German SS troops, British commandos, partisans, spies, Greek pirates, and moreBoth Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler wanted the Aegean Sea in 1943. The British prime minister saw an opportunity to force neutral Turkey into the Allied camp and tie up German forces as the war in Europe gained speed, while the Nazi leader wanted to keep Turkey neutral and maintain Germany?s foothold in the Mediterranean and Greece. The conflict came to a head with British naval and amphibious assaults, primarily on the islands of Cos and Leros, and culminated in a German victory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811735193
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,037,976
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Peter C. Smith is a well-known authority on the history of dive-bombing and is the author of over sixty naval history books that are published on four continents. He currently lives with his wife and two Labradors in Bedfordshire, England.

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