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Second World War, The (4) - The Mediterranean 1940-1945

by Osprey

Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical, Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Essential Histories - World War I & II
Author: Paul Collier
Publish Date: 2003
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7x10x.3"
Restockable: No
Condition: NM    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148388630 OSPESS048 ESS48 Softcover NM

This book explores the idea that the Mediterranean theater of the Second World War was the first truly modern war. It was a highly mobile conflict, in which logistics were a critical and often deciding factor, and from the very beginning a close relationship between the land, sea, and air elements was vital. Victory could not be achieved by either side unless the three services worked in intimate cooperation. Each side advanced and withdrew across 1,000 miles of desert until the Axis forces were decisively defeated at El Alamein in 1942.


Background to war: Italian imperialism
Warring sides: Italian propaganda, German professionalism and Allied industrialization
Outbreak: A parallel war
The fighting: In all directions at once
Portrait of a soldier: A modest hero
The world around war: Politics and war
Portrait of a civilian: A child in the siege of annihilation malta 194043
How the war ended: Not necessarily in peace
Conclusion and consequences: The end of empire
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