Mare Nostrum WW2 – Victory at Sea : Part 08
Mare Nostrum Mediterranean Command, 1940-1942 Mussolini calls the Mediterranean “mare nostrum”–our sea. And seeks to exploit it to the full. British and Greek military forces, however, defeat the Italians, forcing the Germans to bring in the Afrika Korps. But it is in the heroic sea battles to take over the Mediterranean that is the crux. At issue is who controls the Suez Canal in Egypt. Eventually, the Allies triumph, and proceeded to destroy the Germans in the desert.