Published by History & Latte in 2017, 112 pages. Paperback (N7382X2)
In a pre-emptive assault on the Vichy controlled port of Diego Suarez, Madagascar, the British hoped to prevent the Imperial Japanese Forces from cutting their vital supply lines to the Middle East, India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This book examines the conduct of the operation and its strategic importance to the defeat of the Axis forces, and provides a fascinating account of the assault, the forces involved and the fighting that ensued.
From the rear side cover: Cliff Lloyd's fascinating and brilliantly researched book casts a light on a hitherto largely forgotten but strategically important episode in the Second World War. Rooted in the human experience of war, this account of the British capture of Diego Suarez in Madagascar is both hugely entertaining and a timely reminder there is still much to learn about this enduringly compelling subject.
The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.