Despatches in this volume include despatch on operations in the Somaliland Protectorate 1939-1940, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; despatch on operations in East Africa November 1940 to July 1941, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; despatch on operations in East Africa July 1941 to January 1943, by Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, East Africa Command; and the Capture of Diego Suarez during Operation Ironclad by Rear-Admiral Syfret. This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.
Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical. John Grehan has written more than 150 books and articles on military subjects, covering most periods of history. John is currently employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine.