Another book that might be of interest is GRAVE OF A DOZEN SCHEMES by Willmott, published about 20 years ago. It takes up the story in late 1943 with the Axis surface fleets contained, Mediterranean communications restored, and the Admiralty contemplating a role for the RN surface fleet. I found it a bit dry but it's not very long, and considers the challenge of conducting offensive operations across the Indian Ocean, as Churchill was anxious to do. It will be interesting to compare that to the pre-war thinking in Boyd's book.
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