British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat: Mediterranean 1940–43 (Duel #74) (Paperback)

British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat: Mediterranean 1940–43 (Duel #74) By David Greentree, Ian Palmer (Illustrator), Peter Dennis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Greentree, Ian Palmer (Illustrator), Peter Dennis (Illustrator)
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This is book number 74 in the Duel series.


As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis military efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to sever these lines of supply, the British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta with the directive to sink as much merchant convoy tonnage as possible. Italy responded by sending her torpedo boats to protect and escort Axis convoys.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and carefully chosen archive photographs, this engaging study assesses the evolving battle between Britain's submarines and Italy's torpedo boats in the struggle for primacy in the Mediterranean at the height of World War II.

About the Author

David Greentree graduated from the University of York with a BA in History before completing an MA in War Studies at King's College London and qualifying as a lecturer in Further Education. In 1995 he accepted a commission in the Royal Air Force and has served in a variety of locations, including Afghanistan and Oman. He has written several books for Osprey, focusing on British military history and World War II.

Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist with two decades of experience in the video games industry, both as a 3D artist and an Art Director. He has a passion for military history, gaming and riding his motorbike. He lives in Warwickshire with his wife, daughter and menagerie of pets.

Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Praise For…

"This book is excellently well researched." - IPMS/USA
Product Details
ISBN: 9781472814128
ISBN-10: 1472814126
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: June 21st, 2016
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Duel