Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege 1940-1943 :: James Holland soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Orion, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; List of sources; Glossary; Photographic end papers & blanks; Plans;
From the cover: 11 June 1940. Italian aircraft fly over Malta for the first of more than three thousand bombing raids the Island is to suffer during the longest siege in British history.
The day before, Mussolini had declared war on Britain, and in that moment, the tiny Island of Malta slightly smaller than the Isle of Wight became one of the most important strategic pieces of land in the world.
Today, her valiant story is largely forgotten, but for nearly three years, Malta held the key to the war in the Mediterranean and North Africa a theatre where victory or defeat depended on which side would win the logistics battle. Lying between Italy and Libya, Malta was the ideal place from which to attack Axis shipping lines supplying Italian and German fo…
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels with the price clipped.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xvii) 440 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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