Malta GC: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Malta GC: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Paperback Images of War

By (author) Jon Sutherland, By (author) Diane Canwell

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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 12mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: South Yorkshire
  • ISBN 10: 1848840446
  • ISBN 13: 9781848840447
  • Illustrations note: 120 mono
  • Sales rank: 811,673

Product description

The Siege of Malta during World War II was one of the greatest dramas of the conflict. Bereft of vital defending aircraft, guns and ammunition this small island endured a succession of air raids from the Italian and German air forces. Valetta was virtually destroyed, the inhabitants took to living in the hills and caves as their houses lay in ruins. Food was scarce and the islands only salvation and survival depended on the arrival of the Allied convoys which themselves were constantly under attack as they dodged their way across hostile Mediterranean seas. This book contains unseen photographs taken during the siege and dramatically show what life was like for the population and the troops and pilots who so valiantly defended Malta.

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