The Resource A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 : Volume 3: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943, (ebook)

A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 : Volume 3: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943, (ebook)

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A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 : Volume 3: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943
Title
A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945
Title remainder
Volume 3: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943
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eng
Summary
The third volume in the epic military aviation series focuses on the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War II. This work of WWII history takes us to November 1942 to explain the background of the first major Anglo-American venture: Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. Describing the fratricidal combat that followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria, it then considers the unsuccessful efforts to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein. The six months of hard fighting that followed, as the Allies built up the strength of their joint air forces and gradually wrested control of the skies from the Axis, are recounted in detail. The continuing story of the Western Desert Air Force is told, as it advanced from the east to join hands with the units in the west. Also covered are the arrivals over the front of American pilots and crew, the P-38 Lightning, the Spitfire IX, and the B-17 Flying Fortress-and of the much-feared Focke-Wulf Fw 190. The aerial activities over Tunisia became one of the focal turning points of World War II, yet are frequently overlooked by historians. Here, the air-sea activities, the reconnaissance flights, and the growing day and night bomber offensives are examined in detail
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Midwest
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Shores, Christopher F
Dewey number
940.5421
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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adult
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A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 : Volume 3: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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9781910690673
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12179607
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remote
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12179607
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MWT12179607
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A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 : Volume 3: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781910690673
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12179607
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12179607
System control number
MWT12179607
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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