User Posts: Fred Leander

Italy was late in becoming a colonial power like France and Great Britain. The importance of controlling Malta became apparent as World War Two loomed.

Authors comments on the relevent points to Adolf Hitler's Directive No. 18, which concerns the German conquest of Gibraltar via Operation Felix in WWII.

The Italian participation in the Battle of Britain lasted from 25 October 1940 to 03 January 1941. The Corpo Aero Italiano (CAI) was based in Belgium.

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