The Battle for the Mediterranean: Allied and Axis Campaigns from North Africa to the Italian Peninsula, 1940-45 (Paperback)

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By Anthony Tucker-Jones, Geoffrey Roberts (Introduction by)
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This book provides a strategic overview of the war that is interweaved with fascinating personal accounts, its campaigns and battles. - Professor Geoffrey Roberts.

In this exciting and illuminating account, Anthony Tucker-Jones explores the major campaigns across the whole Mediterranean during World War II, from the struggle for control of the Suez Canal to the Allied landings in the French Riviera in the summer of 1944. This was America's first foray into the European theater and marked a real turning point in the Allied offensive against Axis powers.

Includes:
- Battle for Crete
- The Desert Air War
- Second Battle of El Alamein
- Operation Crusader
- Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky)

The actions of famous generals are introduced, including Bernard Montgomery and George S. Patton, and how their strategic offensives pushed back Axis forces. Augmented by fascinating photographs and forwarded by Geoffrey Roberts, Emeritus Professor of History at University College Cork, The Battle for the Mediterranean tells the story of an all-encompassing conflict, by land, air and sea.

About the Author


Anthony Tucker-Jones, a former intelligence officer, is an author, commentator and writer who specializes in military history. He has over fifty books to his name as well as several hundred features online and in print. His latest study provides a concise and yet enthralling, account of all the vast conflicts fought throughout the Mediterranean during the Second World War - something that has not been attempted in over a decade. Professor Geoffrey Roberts is Emeritus Professor of History at University College Cork and a recognized world authority on Stalin and the Second World War. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has won many academic awards and prizes, including a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard University. His previous publications include The Unholy Alliance: Stalin's Pact with Hitler (1989), and Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War 1939-1953.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781839407147
ISBN-10: 183940714X
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: November 15th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English