on 13 August 2004
This is a fast paced and very interesting book detailing the activities of the British Coastal Forces in the Med during WW2.
Using a combination of MTB's and Fairmile D Motor Gunboats the Royal Navy based first in Malta and later Italy fought the German and Italian Navies for control of the sea.
I own several of Dudley Pope's books naval history, each on a different topic or event. His books to me are marked by their easy reading and by the incredible level of detail which the author somehow manages to cram in them. Dudley Pope paints a very vivid picture until you're ordering Flag 4 on a dark night in 1942.
Buy this book!!
on 3 April 2008
I am currently reading this and am having difficulty putting it down. It gives a fascinating overview of the various sea battles and skirmishes, and more importantly the effects these battles had on the overall campaign in the Mediterranean, both axis and allied.
These small boats because of their speed and stealth were able to restrict axis shipping movements, especially at night when there was no air cover.
Overall a very well written book.