Southern Asia 1940
Italian Conquest of British Somaliland
The Second World War did not start well for the Allies, with Germany defeating France in June 1940 and Italy ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1940
Italian East African Offensives
When Italy entered World War II in June 1940, the armies of Italian East Africa immediately set about invading the ...
Southern Asia 1941
East African Campaign
By 1941, Italy's attempt to build an empire in the Mediterranean had turned into a fiasco, further isolating Italian ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1941
Liquidation of Italian East Africa
The British conquest of Italian East Africa culminated with the Italian surrender of Addis Ababa on 6 April 1941. One ...
Southern Asia 1942
Fall of Singapore
By February 1942 the Japanese forces invading Malaya had reached the perimeter of Singapore, Britain’s most important military base ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1942
In December 1941 Japan entered World War II by attacking US and British bases in the Pacific. The following March ...