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The importance of the Italian DOW /of the armistice of September 1943 on British/Allied transports to the East


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Two questions
1 I have read that already before 10 June 1940 Britain decided to stop the use of the Mediterranean as transit route for its convoys to the regions East of Suez,because it expected an Italian DOW . Is this correct and when was the order issued ?
2 I also have read that in the Summer of 1943 the Allies used again the Mediterranean for their convoys East of Suez .Can someone give a more precise date for this decision ? I doubt that it would be in June or July ,I think that August would be the earliest period ,or maybe even September .
And how many supplies/men were transported through the Mediterranean and how many were still going along Africa ?
Thank you .