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Mar 13

Grande Fantasia Imperiale Scenario

The Grande Fantasia Imperiale Scenario for Wavell’s War is now available in articles. This is a “historical-hypothetical” scenario exploring whether, with just a few reasonable changes in policy and preparations, Italy could have wrested north-eastern Africa and the Near East from Great Britain in 1940-41. Italy’s big chance came in the spring of 1940, with France defeated and Britain’s army abandoning its modern equipment in the Dunkirk evacuation. Since Britain had begun rearming for war late, British industry needed considerable time to replace these losses. Britain itself also faced a fight for survival, as the Luftwaffe soon attacked Britain in preparation for a German amphibious invasion of the country. Never again during the war would Britain be as weak.

The Mediterranean and Northern Africa Region, July 1940

The Mediterranean and Northern Africa Region, July 1940