Operation Kamelie (ii)

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This was the German plan, based on 'Kamelie' (i) and created by a department of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht from 9 March 1941, used for the Italian seaborne occupation of the Vichy French island of Corsica in the Ligurian Sea as part of the ‘Attila’ seizure of unoccupied France in response to the Allied ‘Torch’ landing in North-West Africa (10/12 November 1942).

The Italian force grew steadily to a strength of some 85,000 men in an effort to defeat the efforts of the local resistance forces, who were boosted materially through six supply-delivery sorties by the Free French submarine Casabianca operating from North Africa, and also through the agency of Allied air drops.