Taking Gozo as a siege warfare alternative to C3/Herkules

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Tom from Cornwall
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Re: Taking Gozo as a siege warfare alternative to C3/Herkules

Post by Tom from Cornwall » 14 Feb 2023 19:07

I was reading about the campaign in the Mediterranean today and found a reference to the capture of Gozo to assist in the siege of Malta which reminded me of this thread.

Gozo was captured by the British and Maltese rebels from the French in October 1798 and the French garrison in Malta finally surrendered in early 1800, I think.

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Re: Taking Gozo as a siege warfare alternative to C3/Herkules

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 16 Feb 2023 18:03

That maybe not the best model for the Axis 1940-42. A leisurely 15+ months from initial landings to closure doesn't look like the best course for the time pressed Axis of WWII.

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