The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture the Vichy French-controlled island Madagascar during World War II. The seizure of the island by the British was to deny Madagascar's ports to the Imperial Japanese Navy and to prevent the loss or impairment of the Allied shipping routes to India, Australia and Southeast Asia. It began with Operation Ironclad, the seizure of the port of Diego-Suarez (now Antsiranana) near the northern tip of the island, on 5 May 1942.

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  • The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture the Vichy French-controlled island Madagascar during World War II. The seizure of the island by the British was to deny Madagascar's ports to the Imperial Japanese Navy and to prevent the loss or impairment of the Allied shipping routes to India, Australia and Southeast Asia. It began with Operation Ironclad, the seizure of the port of Diego-Suarez (now Antsiranana) near the northern tip of the island, on 5 May 1942. A subsequent campaign to secure the entire island, Operation Stream Line Jane, was opened on 10 September. The Allies broke into the interior linking up with forces on the coast and secured the island by the end of October. Fighting ceased and an armistice was granted on 6 November. This was the first large-scale operation by the Allies of World War II combining sea, land and air forces. (en)
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  • Total:
  • 620
  • 107 killed
  • 1 battleship heavily damaged
  • 1 oil tanker sunk
  • 108 died from disease
  • 280 wounded
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  • Allied victory
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  • 2 battleships
  • 4 submarines
  • 6 light cruisers
  • 2 aircraft carriers
  • 6 tanks
  • 2 soldiers
  • 35 aircraft
  • 4 warships
  • Vichy France:
  • 8,000 soldiers
  • 1 minelayer
  • 4 minesweepers
  • 1 monitor
  • 1 seaplane carrier
  • 6 light tanks
  • 5 assault transports
  • 8 corvettes
  • 10,000–15,000 soldiers
  • 22 destroyers
  • 6 infantry tanks
  • 2 midget submarines
  • Japanese Navy
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  • The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture the Vichy French-controlled island Madagascar during World War II. The seizure of the island by the British was to deny Madagascar's ports to the Imperial Japanese Navy and to prevent the loss or impairment of the Allied shipping routes to India, Australia and Southeast Asia. It began with Operation Ironclad, the seizure of the port of Diego-Suarez (now Antsiranana) near the northern tip of the island, on 5 May 1942. (en)
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