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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About the Author
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
Concerns about Madagascar
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
Advance on Fianarantsoa
Surrender and Occupation
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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