Target Corinth Canal 1940-1944


By: Platon Alexiades
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781473827561
Published: 29th April 2015
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

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Target Corinth Canal 1940-1944

During the Second World War the Corinth Canal assumed an importance disproportionate to its size. It was the focus of numerous special Allied operations to prevent oil from the Black Sea reaching Italy, to delay the invasion of Crete and severing the vital German supply lines to Rommel's Army in North Africa.

German airborne forces occupied the Canal to cut off the ANZAC retreat and Hitler needed the Canal kept open to maintain control of the Aegean Sea. Were this lost, he feared Turkey entering the War on the Allied side.

Target Corinth Canal unearths a treasure trove of facts on the little known operations by SOE and other special force units. Heroes such as Mike Cumberlege emerge from the pages of this splendid work of military history.

 




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