Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
War in the Aegean: The Campaign for the Eastern Mediterranean in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
We all know that history is written by those who win the wars which plague our planet. Perhaps, therefore, it is because the Allies won the overall war that historians have chosen `not' to mention this particular `failure along the way.' I note one American reviewer mentions that this particular war is unknown to America readers. Let me confirm, it is also virtually unknown to the British as well!
Renowned historian Peter C. Smith has teamed up with someone who is wholly unknown to me (Edwin R. Walker) in order to provide an inspired account of this little-known debacle from WW2. Axis Forces in North Africa had been defeated when the Allies invaded Sicily in July 1943. Six weeks of bitter fighting later, the enemy was again beaten. In September American and British forces then landed on the Italian mainland as the overall drive towards Nazi Germany' capitulation continued. Elsewhere, the Germans were losing on all fronts - especially in Russia, and yet, almost against all odds, their forces were still victorious in Greece - where they even managed one successful final airborne assault!
In a well constructed work, the authors take the time to provide the reader with a full understanding of the political thinking of the day and the differing views between the Allies.Read more ›
"After the Batlle" series, excellent as always, treats of the battle of Leros in detail with plenty of rare photographs.
Believe it or not only one single map is proposed. The Aegean sea is littered with islands of all sorts and size and all you get is just one map, and to add insult to injury of poor quality and little interest.
The Dodecanese islands most definitely demand a map. Imagine there's not even a map of the island of Leros where the fighting lasted the longest. None of the islands of Cos, Samos or Rhodes. Up to you to figure out their features, contours, peculiarities and defenses.
Another major omission is the scarcity of infos divulged on the German forces. I would dream to read about The Brandenburgers, the Fallschirmmjäger drop and the Küstenjäger landings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well worth the read for those with only mainline knowledge of the Second World War.Published 14 months ago by Peter Hely