Help me choose a book title

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Madagascar book title

Poll ended at 14 Jul 2020, 08:29

1. A Faculty to Dare: The First Allied Invasion, Madagascar 1942
1
14%
2. A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar
4
57%
3. Daring in Dark Days: The First Allied Invasion
0
No votes
4. Let’s Risk Something: The Madagascar Campaign 1942
2
29%
 
Total votes: 7

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Russell,

I am sure there will no shortage of reviews.
It includes the Vichy French, I am sure that will excite interest in some colonial quarter....
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Thanks Carl. Richard Baber has already said he wants a copy when it comes out :)
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Russell Phillips wrote:
09 Jul 2020, 12:40
hammurabi70 wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 10:00
How many invasions were there?
Will there be a follow-up book detailing the second?
There was one initial invasion (Operation Ironclad), the goal of which was to take Diego Suarez. The British had initially intended not to take the rest of the island, but then realised that wasn't practical, so there were three amphibious invasions (Operations Stream, Line, and Jane, collectively referred to as Operation Streamline Jane) to take the rest of the island.

The book covers everything from the initial invasion to the final Vichy surrender and Free French taking over control, so no need for a second book.

Thanks everyone for voting and commenting. I asked for feedback in several places, so now I'm collating the responses and I'll consider them all before I make my final decision.
Which perhaps suggest that using the term FIRST might be misleading. I have a book detailing the Commando participation but I am sure I have read another source on this, which I think was not the John Grehan book.

Anyway, a neglected area like the Battle of Dakar, which might have greater claim to a FIRST, so your book will be most welcome.
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That's a good point. I think I'll avoid "Invasion" and "First", since it covers the whole campaign, not just the initial invasion.
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