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Mediterranean and the Middle East

Following its exclusion from Europe after Dunkirk, the only feasible theatre where Britain could combat Germany on land was in North Africa. Beginning with a series of British defeats inflicted on Italy, the arrival of Rommel's Afrika Korps turned the tide of war, and soon Egypt itself was in danger. Meanwhile Germany had rolled up Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete in a whirlwind campaign in Spring 1941. Only after German resources were sucked into the Russian campaign did the tide of war in the Mediterranean turn again. Malta held out, General Auchinleck held Rommel at Alam Halfa, and his successor Montgomery, massively reinforced, counter-attacked at El Alamein in October 1942 forcing Rommel to retreat. The Anglo-American invasion of French Algeria, 'Operation Torch' in November was a dress-rehearsal for D-Day, and boxed into Tunisia German forces surrendered in 1943. That July Sicily then Italy itself was invaded by the Allies, Mussoliuni's Fascist regime fell, and the end of the war was at last in sight.

Mediterranean and the Middle East



249 AT MALTA
RAF’S Top Scoring Fighter Squadron
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249 AT MALTA RAF’S Top Scoring Fighter Squadron
Product Code: 25658

This new book by two experienced authors details 249 Squadrons fight during the defence of Malta, in it's time in the Mediterranean theatre of operations, 249 had claimed 245 air victories in the skies over Malta, producing many ace pilots such as ‘Screwball' Beurling, Laddie Lucas, Johnny Plagis...

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DECIMA FLOTTIGLIA MAS
The Best Commandos of the Second World War
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DECIMA FLOTTIGLIA MAS The Best Commandos of the Second World War
Product Code: 25655

The story of the Italian frogmen is one of determination and bravery. Against overwhelming odds, they were able to inflict considerable damage on Allied shipping. Their tactics also aroused confusion and nervousness with the Allied commanders and their ship's crews. Italy's Decima Flottiglia MAS ...

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OPERATION SCIPIO: The 8th Army at the Battle of the Wadi Akarit 6th April 1943
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OPERATION SCIPIO: The 8th Army at the Battle of the Wadi Akarit 6th April 1943
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Careful reconstruction of a crucial single day's action by the Eighth Army based on the words of the men who fought - and won - the battle.

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BATTLEGROUND GENERAL: EL ALAMEIN 1942
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BATTLEGROUND GENERAL: EL ALAMEIN 1942
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Battleground General is a series of game books that put you the player in command in some of history's greatest battles. This one recreates the second battle of El Alamein in October 1942, the decisive turning point of the Desert War.

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ROMMEL’S DESERT WARRIORS 1941-42
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ROMMEL’S DESERT WARRIORS 1941-42
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One German formation and one campaign in the Second World War offered a picture of a ‘clean war' fought without the atrocities and hatreds that characterised other fronts: this was the role of the Afrika Korps under the Desert Fox Erwin Rommel. This book records the early years of the Desert War...

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The 1st Household Cavalry 1943-44 
in the Shadow of Monte Amaro
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The 1st Household Cavalry 1943-44 in the Shadow of Monte Amaro
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The mettle of the famous First Household Cavalry Regiment was tested to the maximum in action in the mountains of Italy in 1943–44. This book explores a largely undervalued and forgotten part of a costly and complex struggle. We directly experience what it was like to be there through the words o...

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THE WILDEST PROVINCE
SOE IN THE LAND OF THE EAGLE
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THE WILDEST PROVINCE SOE IN THE LAND OF THE EAGLE
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A thorough and well-researched history of the British missions in World War II Albania.

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VOICES FROM THE FRONT: THE SOUTH NOTTS HUSSARS
The Western Desert 1940-1942
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VOICES FROM THE FRONT: THE SOUTH NOTTS HUSSARS The Western Desert 1940-1942
Product Code: 22934

The South Notts Hussars were a TA unit made up of miners, Nottingham clerks and local gentry: a cross section of all classes from provincial England. They saw service during the siege of Tobruk and in the desperate fight for the Gazala Lines where they were ordered to fight to the last round. Thi...

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TARGET ITALY
The Secret War Against Mussolini 1940-1943
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TARGET ITALY The Secret War Against Mussolini 1940-1943
Product Code: 24134

Mussolini's Italy was extremely difficult terrain for SOE, far more difficult than, say France. In Italy agents faced a ruthless secret police and a very efficient SIM, a facist counter-intelligence organisation.This cloak-and-dagger war fought by British secret agents against Mussolini's Italy h...

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DECISIVE CAMPAIGNS OF THE DESERT AIR FORCE 1942-1945
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DECISIVE CAMPAIGNS OF THE DESERT AIR FORCE 1942-1945
Product Code: 25177

A revealing account of the little-known Desert Air Force, or DAF, the force that gave the RAF its descisive advantage in the North African campaign of the Second World War. From Alamein to the expulsion of the Axis from Africa and the Italian campaign that followed, this book follows the DAF t...

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