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The War in East Africa 1939-1943 (Hardback)

From the Campaign Against Italy in British Somaliland to Operation Ironclad, the Invasion of Madagascar

WWII

By John Grehan, Martin Mace
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Despatches from the Front
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9781783462230
Published: 20th April 2015

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Despatches in this volume include despatch on operations in the Somaliland Protectorate 1939-1940, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; despatch on operations in East Africa November 1940 to July 1941, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; despatch on operations in East Africa July 1941 to January 1943, by Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, East Africa Command; and the Capture of Diego Suarez during Operation Ironclad by Rear-Admiral Syfret.

This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

'The reports provide a balanced view of how the senior Allied commanders saw the campaigns and are all the more fascinating because they cover one of the most under-reported theatres of WWII. The text is supported by illustration with a very good photo plate section that contains rare photographs. '

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About John Grehan

John Grehan has written more than 150 books and articles on military subjects, covering most periods of history. John is currently employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine.


About Martin Mace

Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical.

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