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Of islands, ports and sea lanes : Africa and the Indian Ocean in the Second World War

Author: Ashley Jackson
Publisher: Warwick : Helion & Company, 2018. ©2018
Series: War and military culture in South Asia, 1757-1947, no. 8.
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"Of Islands, Ports, and Sea Lanes explains the operational and strategic importance of the ports and sea lanes of Africa and the Indian Ocean during the Second World War. In addition, it offers a novel account of the war in the Indian Ocean, a busy and vital theatre of military operations throughout the conflict, though one that is overlooked in most historical studies. An understanding of the significance of the  Read more...
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Jackson, Ashley.
Of islands, ports and sea lanes.
Warwick : Helion & Company, 2018
(OCoLC)1027146914
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Jackson
ISBN: 9781913118426 1913118428
OCLC Number: 1101101410
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages) : maps
Series Title: War and military culture in South Asia, 1757-1947, no. 8.
Responsibility: Ashley Jackson.

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Of Islands, Ports, and Sea Lanes provides a unique insight into the significance of African and Indian Ocean ports and sea lanes during the Second World War.  Read more...

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