Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege 1940-1943

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

Published by Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 2004
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About the Author: James Holland studied history at Durham University. He writes articles and reviews for Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, The Times, Sunday Express and New Statesman on twentieth Century social history and the second world war. He has also worked in the publicity departments for major publishing houses most recently responsible for the publicity on Anthony Beever's number one bestseller 'Berlin'.

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Title: Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege 1940-...
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good
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