Gateways to the Mediterranean

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Italy's Objectives in the Mediterranean

Potential Italian Attacks at Suez and Gibraltar

When Italy entered the war, June 10, it was clear that her chief objective would be to terminate the dominant position Great Britain has long occupied in the Mediterranean Sea, largely through control of the Gibraltar and Suez gateways. So long as Britain commands the western entrance to the Mediterranean and maintains naval supremacy on the approaches to the Suez Canal, she can cut Italy off from access to the Atlantic and to her East ...

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