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The Carmel Plan for War in the Desert and Wavell’s War

Northern Palestine, circa 1942

If the Germans had succeeded in defeating the British in Egypt in 1942 in the World War II, the British might have been forced to withdraw from Egypt, Palestine, and nearby lands, leaving the 450,000 Jewish inhabitants of the British mandate of Palestine to their fates at the hands of the Nazis. The Carmel Plan was the Jewish plan to try to protect the Jews in Palestine from the Germans. This article covers the historical and geographical setting of the Carmel Plan and provides a set of house rules to add it to the Europa games, War in the Desert and Wavell’s War.

Grande Fantasia Imperiale Scenario for Wavell’s War

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