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.
DESPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: THE WAR IN EAST AFRICA 1939-1943 From the Campaign against Italy in British Somaliland to Operation Ironclad, the Invasion of Madagascar
This volume in the Despatches from the Front series covers East African operations early in the Second World War until 1943, covering operations against Italy in Somaliland down to Operation Ironclad, the invasion of Vichy French-ruled Madagascar.
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