A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar

A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar

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Overview

Madagascar provided the stunning backdrop for one of the strangest conflicts of the Second World War, when Britain fought against one of its former allies. This book details this fascinating but little-known period of military history.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912680269
Publisher: Shilka Ltd
Publication date: 05/05/2021
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 255,018
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Russell Phillips writes books and articles about military technology and history. Born and brought up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, they have lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. Russell has always had a deep interest in history and conflicts all over the world, and enjoys sharing their knowledge with others through clear, factual accounts which shine a light on events of the past.

Their articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, The Wargames Website, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal. They have been interviewed on BBC Radio Stoke, The WW2 Podcast, Cold War Conversations, and The Voice of Russia. They currently live in Stoke-on-Trent with their wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Concerns about Madagascar

Planning

Operation Ironclad

Advance to Diego Suarez, 5th May

Attack on Diego Suarez, 5th May

Diego Suarez, 6th May

Joffre Line Forts and the Orangea Peninsula

"Live and Let Live"

Operation Streamline Jane

Operation Stream

Operation Line

Operation Jane

Operation Rose

Advance on Fianarantsoa

Surrender and Occupation

Conclusion

ppendix I: Forces Involved in Operation Ironclad

Appendix II: Ultimatum to the Governor of Diego Suarez

Appendix III: Forces Involved in Operation Streamline Jane

Appendix IV: Principal Personalities

Appendix V: Place Names

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Notes

Bibliography

Index

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