War in the Aegean

The Campaign for the Eastern Mediterranean in World War II

Peter C. Smith

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.
Publication date:
September 2008
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
32
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735193

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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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.