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Africa and the Mediterranean

In April 1942 a Royal Navy cruiser fires at Italian naval vessels. A smoke screen covers the convoy's passage to Malta.
In April 1942 a Royal Navy cruiser fires at Italian naval vessels. A smoke screen covers the convoy's passage to Malta.
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From 1940 to late 1942 the war in Africa and the Mediterranean was ever-changing, with first one side then the other controlling the land, sea or air.

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Further reading

  • Barnett, C., Engage the Enemy More Closely (London: Norton, 1991)
  • Ferris, J. R., The "usual source": signals intelligence and planning for the Eighth Army "Crusader" offensive, 1941, In Intelligence and National Security, 14 (1) pp. 84-118 (1999)
  • Gladman, B. W., Air power and intelligence in the western desert campaign, 1940-43, In Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 13 (1998)
  • Neillands, R., Eighth Army: from the Western Desert to the Alps, 1939-1945 (London: John Murray, 2004)