Malta: Island Under Siege not only relates the decisive military action from World War II but also details the religious, historical and political events that led to the Axis forces' attempts to conquer and occupy Malta, putting the reader in the meeting rooms of the military leaders and politicians, on board the convoys, in the cockpits of the bombers and with the civilian population sheltering beneath Malta's fortresses while trying to live as normal a life as possible.
Wartime locations on the island, many often ignored by the guidebooks and tourist maps, are explored and their relevance to Malta's resistance examined alongside the people, on both sides of the conflict, who helped shape the Mediterranean island's destiny before, during and after the Second World War.
Malta is now a holiday destination to many, but it's easy to forget how much the people of the island, its British garrison and the sailors of the Merchant Navy and Royal Navy had to endure to ensure the Allies kept a toe-hold in North Africa and southern Europe at a time when Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy were threatening to sweep all before them.
Torquay in the Great War
By: Alex Potter
Last of the Lancasters
By: Martin Bowman
Nelson's Band of Brothers
By: Peter Hore
The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain
By: Norman Franks, Nigel McCrery
The Waffen SS in the West
By: Bob Carruthers
Churchill's Last Wartime Secret
By: Adrian Searle
Following in the Footsteps of King Arthur
By: Andrew Beattie
The Ship of the Line
By: Brian Lavery
By: David Bilton