A Small War in the Balkans: British Military Involvement in Wartime Yugoslavia, 1941-1945 by Michael McConville

A Small War in the Balkans: British Military Involvement in Wartime Yugoslavia, 1941-1945 by Michael McConville soon to be presented for sale on the stupendous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Macmillan, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: This book is the story of the British military involvement in Yugoslavia in the Second World War.

Much has been written about the men who served with the British Military Mission to Marshal Titos Partisans, among them William Deakin, Fitzroy Maclean, Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill.

Little, however, is known about the post-1943 period, when for seventeen months British commandos, gunners and special forces fought alongside the Partisans in the Dalmatian islands and in Montenegro; when the motor torpedo boats and motor gun boats of the Royal Navy ruled the waves of the Yugoslav Adriatic coast; and when the Allied air forces supplied the Partisans with massive logistic and tactical support. A Small War in the Balkans seeks to rectify that omission.

Michael McConville, who as a young subaltern went out to Vis as a replacement, writes with elegance and an informative informality of the events that took place. Describing actions that have repercussions to this day, his account is forthright and fascinating, and is essential reading for students of warfare and of the Second World War.

Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper which is a little age-toned overall. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 336 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Military History catalogue?


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