London: John Murray, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps;
From the cover: From the day Mussolinis Italy declared war on Britain in June 1940, the island of Malta was under siege. Its strategic importance was obvious to both sides, standing as it did in the central Mediterranean, athwart the supply route between Italy and the Axis armies in North Africa. It had therefore to be bombed out of existence by the Axis powers, and preserved at all costs by the British.
That Malta survived was due in part to the courage and fortitude of the Maltese population and the airmen and soldiers who endured the Axis bombing, contested the air-space above the island and maintained its defences. But without food, aircraft, ammunition and all the impedimenta necessary to warfare in a modern era, courage and fortitude would have counted for…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xx) 532 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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