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Malta Convoys 1940-1943

Woodman, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0719557534 / ISBN 13: 9780719557538
Published by John Murray 1st printing, London, 2000
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xxviii, 532 p., photos, maps, notes, biblio, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 60297

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Title: Malta Convoys 1940-1943

Publisher: John Murray 1st printing, London

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the day Mussolini's Italy declared war on Britain in June 1940, the island of Malta was under siege. Its strategic importance was obvious to both sides, standing as it did in the central Mediterranean, athwart the supply route between Italy and the Axis armies in North Africa. It had therefore to be bombed out of existence by the Axis powers, and preserved at all costs by the British. This is a review of the contest of air-power against sea-power, written by a professional sea-farer. It emphasizes the part played by the Merchant Navy.

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'Malta became a central symbol of British tactical defiance...the sufferings of the Navy in supplying it make shocking reading' -- Max Hastings

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