The Battle of Madagascar (May – November 1942)

The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture the Vichy French-controlled Madagascar during World War II. It began with Operation Ironclad, the seizure of the port of Diego Suarez on the northern tip of the island on May 5, 1942. Below you’ll see images of the preparation for this conflict, as well as the weapons and figures involved.

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British and South Africa officers at Diego-Suárez, Madagascar, May 1942.

British and South African officers at Diego-Suárez, Madagascar, May 1942

British ships at Diego-Suárez, Madagascar, 13 May 1942.

British ships at Diego-Suárez, Madagascar, 13 May 1942

British troops landing at Tamataue, Madagascar,18 September 1942.

British troops landing at Tamataue, Madagascar, September 18, 1942

British troops landing on Madagascar, 1942

British troops landing on Madagascar, 1942

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