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Title: Air Power and the British Anti-Shipping Campaign in the Mediterranean during the Second World War
Authors: Hammond, R
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Air Power Review, 2013, 13 (1), pp. 50 - 69 (19)
Abstract: During the Second World War, the British conducted a sustained campaign of interdiction against Axis supply shipping in the Mediterranean Sea. Air power became a crucial component of this campaign, but was initially highly unsuccessful, delivering few results at a heavy cost. However, a combination of factors, including technical and tactical development, a greater allocation of resources and a higher level of priority being accorded to the campaign, led to vast improvements. By the end of the campaign, the British were conducting highly effective anti-shipping operations, and air power was vital to this in both intelligence gathering and strike roles.
ISSN: 1463-6298
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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