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In passage perilous [electronic resource] : Malta and the convoy battles of June 1942 / Vincent P. O'Hara.

Author/Creator:
O'Hara, Vincent P., 1951-
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 p.)
Series:
Twentieth-Century Battles
Twentieth-century battles
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Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Malta.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mediterranean Sea.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British.
Naval convoys -- Mediterranean Sea -- History -- 20th century.
Malta -- History -- Siege, 1940-1943.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
By mid-1942 the Allies were losing the Mediterranean war: Malta was isolated and its civilian population faced starvation. In June 1942 the British Royal Navy made a stupendous effort to break the Axis stranglehold. The British dispatched armed convoys from Gibraltar and Egypt toward Malta. In a complex battle lasting more than a week, Italian and German forces defeated Operation Vigorous, the larger eastern effort, and ravaged the western convoy, Operation Harpoon, in a series of air, submarine, and surface attacks culminating in the Battle of Pantelleria. Just two of seventeen merchant sh
Contents:
The vital sea
Malta and the Mediterranean war to 1942
The Mediterranean war January to May 1942
Global snapshot, June 1942
Operation Vigorous
Operation Harpoon
The Battle of Pantelleria
The August convoy
Torch to the end of the war.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-63972-6
0-253-00605-8
OCLC:
830023209