1st Edition

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Vol.I: September 1939 - October 1940

By David Brown Copyright 2002
    264 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume deals with the first 15 months of the Mediterranean Campaign including the preparations for war, the effect of the entry of Italy into the war in June, 1940, the tragic actions against the French Fleet, and the achievement of British command of the sea, which was the defining factor for all subsequent Mediterranean operations. It ends with the first Mediterranean convoy battle to run supplies from Gibraltar to Alexandria - Operation Hat.

    The books are superbly produced ... surprisingly readable ... Indispensable in their various ways, these two works are needed by all responsible libraries

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    Brown, David