War in the Aegean by Peter C. Smith
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War in the Aegean
By Peter C. Smith

War in the Aegean

The Campaign for the Eastern Mediterranean in World War II

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War in the Aegean by Peter C. Smith

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Both Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler wanted the Aegean Sea in 1943. The British prime minister saw an opportunity to force neutral Turkey into the Allied camp and pin down German forces while the Nazi leader hoped to keep Turkey neutral and maintain Germany's foothold in the Mediterranean and Greece. The conflict came to a head with naval and amphibious assaults involving German SS troops, British commandos, spies, partisans, and even Greek pirates. Waged primarily on the islands of Cos and Leros, the campaign culminated in a German victory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811735193
ISBN-10: 0811735192
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter C. Smith

Peter C. Smith is the author of numerous works of military history, including Fist from the Sky, Dive Bomber!, Massacre at Tobruk, and The Great Ships.

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