The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean 1935-1949

By: Ball, Simon

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A lucid and masterly biography of the Mediterranean during a time of war, from Mussolini’s audacious bid for conquest to the creation of Israel and the start of the Cold War. The Bitter Sea is a fascinating interpretation of world affairs and a significant contribution to twentieth century history. With incisive strategic and political analysis, Simon Ball demonstrates in this dramatic narrative how the Mediterranean Sea lay at the heart of recent world history. 380pp, 2 photo sections, 750g packed for post. review >>>> An excellent history of the Mediterranean naval war which restores balance by giving appropriate weight to the courage and effectiveness of Italian naval forces. The political back biting and manipulation amongst the higher levels of the British naval forces was new to me and fascinating as was the extent of strong Nazi sympathy amongst the French naval establishment.

Title: The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean 1935-1949

Author Name: Ball, Simon

Categories: - WORLD WAR II, - MIDDLE EAST, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, WAR, MILITARY, THE SEA, MARITIME, SAILING, SHIP TRAVEL,

Publisher: Harper Press: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good - Good

Jacket Condition: None issued

Size: 23.5cm

Seller ID: 010740

Keywords: Ball War Mediterranean,