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Secrets of World War II
Episode 3 - Secret Mission to North Africa
At the outset of the war, the Allies had held the balance of power in the Mediterranean - the Italian fleet, though solid, was outnumbered by the French and British, although the British could largely only afford to commit their more elderly ships in this area. With the fall of France in 1940, the situation became much more worrisome, not to say considerably unclear. Above all, England must seek to prevent the French fleet from falling under the control of pro-Nazi elements of the Vichy government, but finds itself walking into a diplomatic minefield. With Germany increasingly committing its more able commanders to the battle in Northern Africa, culminating in Rommel's legendary 500-mile overrun of Allied forces, the urgency mounts to keep naval supply lines open, especially though Malta. Only one man, General Henri Giraud, can enlist the loyalty of French forces to the Allied cause - so the aging HMS Seraph, under joint British and US command is dispatched on a secret mission of stealth to make contact, and if possible, rescue the General so he might apply his influence. However, the situation is yet more complex than suspected...
A fascinating tour of the lesser-known arena of World War II in southern Europe, taking in the fate of Greece, Albania, Algeria and others.
Many thanks to Cifrocco for the episode numbers.
=== File Information ===
File Name: SOWWII - Secret Mission to North Africa.XviD4.avi
Duration: 45 min 42 s
File Size: 372 Mb
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1000 Kbps
Resolution: 480 x 394
frames Per Second: 25 fps
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