British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat

Mediterranean 1940–43

British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat cover

British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat

Mediterranean 1940–43

Description

As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta with the directive to sink as much merchant convoy tonnage as possible. Italy responded by sending her Torpedo boats to protect and escort Axis convoys.
Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and carefully chosen archive photographs, this engaging study assesses the evolving battle between Britain's submarines and Italy's torpedo boats in the struggle for primacy in the Mediterranean at the height of World War II.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /The Strategic Situation /Technical Specifications /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Conclusion /Further Reading /Index

Product details

Published Jun 16 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472814142
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 16 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 74
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Greentree

David Greentree graduated from the University of Y…

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Ian Palmer

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Peter Dennis

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