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What, if any, was the conflict like on the island of Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean? I understand that it was still occupied by axis forces when Germany surrendered in 1945. Were there any efforts by the allies to liberate Rhodes?
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More specific, before war Rhodes was the capital of italian egean territories. In 1941 brits tried to place a feet in the area without results.
When Italy surrended in 1943, Germans occupied Rhodes. German forces in egean had no planes or ships. When germany left balkans in 1944, the german garrison found itself tatallly isolated and close to starvation. It was not a menace in any way and allied had only to wait the end of war...
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All this is covered fairly well in the book Churchill's Folly.