One of the major historigraphical debates that has existed since the end of the World War II is, was the med theatre subsidary to the general war effort? Personnally i would argue that it was in many ways very important to the allies conduct of world war II. For example, i am currently writing a paper of tactical air operations in north africa and the pattern that is emerging from it is that much of what was learnt was used in NW Europe. Also north africa allowed a command relationship to emerge that would be succesfully used in the final campaings of WWII in europe. Opinions?