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The Battle of Malta

The Battle of Malta
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Malta lay helpless on June 11, 1940, as its inhabitants awaited an offensive onslaught from Italy, a mere hundred miles away. The island’s only defences were three obsolete fighter aircraft, a small garrison – and an abundance of determination.

Written by a Maltese who witnessed many of these events as a young man, this is a gripping record of an epic struggle to withstand the Italian and German air forces, which rained destruction from the skies and blocked sea routes to starve the island into submission. With the RAF ready to fight to its last man and aircraft and the Royal Navy struggling to protect important convoys, Malta’s battle became a desperate race against time as her food and ammunition ran out. Exhaustive research and vivid personal memories make THE BATTLE OF MALTA a stirring and deeply moving tribute to the heroism of a people.