Divide and rule

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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 5 (May 2009), p. 30-36

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On the eve of the Second World War, the navies of Italy, France and Britain plotted for supremacy in the Mediterranean. Their actions resulted in the fracturing of the sea's age-old unity, with consequences that persist to this day. Simon Ball explains how the 'Middle Sea' became the Middle East