The Battle of Matapan 1941: The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean
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The Battle of Matapan 1941: The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean

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In March 1941, the Royal Navy scored one of the greatest one-sided victories against the Italian Fleet the Regia Marina at Matapan. This title explores the victories of Taranto and Matapan, as seen through the eyes of the men who manned the ships and flew the aircraft of the Mediterranean Fleet.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by The History Press
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A much shorter book than I expected, and more focused on two short battles than the wider situation in the Mediterranean, it's worth a read but provides no great insights into the protagonists or the higher execution of the war.

The author clearly knows his stuff, having served in the Royal Marines, but the book suffered from a lack of clear writing and I found myself stumbling over sections of the text and having to re-read certain parts to understand what was being said. The author does show C...more
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