Siege of Malta 1940–42

Anthony Rogers

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.
Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Greenhill Books
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
Maps and nearly 200 images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781784384593
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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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 defense on antiaircraft 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 by their wartime photographs. Included is a special color section focusing on reminders of the battle in a series of more recent images.

About The Author
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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', 'Churchill's Folly' and 'Kos and Leros 1943'.

REVIEWS
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"This book does an excellent job and will become a firm favourite within the Images of War series."

- The 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."

- Old Barbed Wire Blog

"Packed with over 200 photographs, this book is a must for any World War II enthusiast."

- The Sunday Times of Malta

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