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Siege of Malta 1940–42 (Paperback)

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By Anthony Rogers
Greenhill Books
Series: Images of War
Pages: 160
Illustrations: 200
ISBN: 9781784384593
Published: 13th January 2020

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For nearly two and a half years, from June 1940 until late 1942, Malta was subjected to one Axis air raid after another.

The Mediterranean island was effectively beleaguered, reliant for defence on anti-aircraft guns and often-outnumbered fighter aircraft and dependent for survival on naval supply convoys.

The Axis attempted to bomb and starve Malta into submission, attacking ports, military and industrial areas, leading to Malta becoming one of the most intensively bombed areas of the Second World War, with well over 3000 alerts before the end of hostilities.

But against the odds, and at heavy cost, Malta was held. Malta was vital to Allied success in North Africa, dominating Axis supply routes to the region. It was a remarkable, intense campaign, a crucial turning point in the Second World War, and one of the Allies’ greatest tactical and strategic victories.

This is an account of that desperate time, as witnessed by those who were there and illustrated with their wartime photographs, together with colour images of Malta today.

This book does an excellent job and will become a firm favourite within the Images of War series. In this series, you can always rely on getting a good compilation of high-quality pictures along with the concise and informative text which never fails.

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UK Historian

This book, the result of the meticulous research by Anthony Rogers, a writer specialized in the war in the Mediterranean, offers a glimpse of what was an enormous test of resistance and courage by British and Commonwealth forces in defending a decisive island for the war in North Africa and the Mediterranean.

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War Scholar

This offering from Pen and Sword and authored by Anthony Rogers is a great pictorial look at war of this period via a microcosm that is the island of Malta. The photographs provided do a fantastic job of giving the viewer a taste of war at this place during that time and are greatly enhanced by the excellent captions provided by the author who puts amongst other things names to faces which makes this book so appealing.

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Armorama

Another good addition to the Images of War series.

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Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland
 Anthony Rogers

About Anthony Rogers

Anthony Rogers is an accomplished writer known for his meticulously researched books detailing events in an around the Mediterranean during the Second World War. His books include Air Battle of Malta and Churchill's Folly and Kos and Leros 1943.

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Air Battle of Malta Aircraft Losses and Crash Sites, 1940 - 1942 (Hardback)

In the Second World War, Malta was subjected to continual air attacks during a siege lasting nearly two and a half years. This is part of that story, from the early days in June 1940, when only a few Gladiator biplanes were available to combat Italian bombers and fighters, to the intervention of the Luftwaffe and the tenuous defence by outclassed Hurricanes, culminating in the desperate months of fighting following the arrival on Malta of the first Spitfires in March 1942. Of more than 1,000 aircraft destroyed during the battle, many fell into the Mediterranean or were written off in landing,…

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