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Author Simmons, Mark (Writer on naval, military, and travel subjects)

Title Battle of Matapan 1941 [electronic resource] : The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean / Mark Simmons.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Summary A new assessment of one of the Royal Navy's greatest victories Including a new look at Axis strategy, this book explores the remarkable victories of Taranto and Matapan as seen through the eyes of the men who manned the ships and flew the aircraft of the Mediterranean Fleet. In March 1941, the Royal Navy scored one of the greatest one-sided victories against the Italian Fleet the Regia Marina at Matapan, bringing to an end six months of remarkable success for the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. When France fell and Italy declared war on Britain, Admiral Dudley Pound had wanted to evacuate the Mediterranean altogether and concentrate on home defense, but Churchill overruled him, making the Mediterranean the focus of British land operations for four years, reliant on the Royal Navy.
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Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British.
Cape Matapan, Battle of, 1941.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Great Britain. War Office.
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Other Form: Print version: Simmons, Mark (Writer on naval, military, and travel subjects). Battle of Matapan 1941. Stroud, Gloucestershire : Spellmount, 2011. 9780752458298 (DLC)2011500374
ISBN 9780752472645 (e-pub)
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