World Battlefronts, THE MEDITERRANEAN: Uneasy Sea


Mare Nostrum is nobody's sea. Italy's ports of Naples, Messina, Taranto and Palermo and Italy's Navy serve the Germans, conveying war stuffs across the Mediterranean to North Africa (see map). German troops and fortifications guard Crete, the strongly defended shores of Greece and Yugoslavia on the Adriatic. The Germans have another strong point at Rhodes, lesser forces in the other Italian Dodecanese and the Greek islands just off Turkey. But the Mediterranean is not yet an Axis sea. The British and the Maltese still hold Malta (see cover); they still...

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