Hardcover. An amazing story that continues to attract and inspire readers. The strategic importance of Malta sitting astride both the Axis and Allied supply routes in the Mediterranean was obvious to.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 244 pages. 0.572. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The strategic importance of Malta sitting astride both the Axis and Allied supply routes in the Mediterranean was obvious to both sides during WW2. As a result the Island became the focal point in a prolonged and dreadful struggle that cost the lives of thousands of servicemen and civilians. After setting the scene for the action, this book tells the story of the Island's stand against the might of the Axis powers that led to the unprecedented award of the George Cross to the whole island by King George VI. It not only covers the struggle by the British and Maltese forces on the ground but the vicious fighting in the skies above. This was indeed a siege involving every man and woman on the Island.
David Wragg tells the story using many first -hand accounts and yet skillfully explains the strategic situation. The result is an inspiring book worthy of the courage shown by the Islanders and their defenders.
About the Author: David Wragg has published several highly praised books on railway history, and he produced a textbook for the old Chartered Institute of Transport. He has also written on railways for the Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, The Scotsman, and the Yorkshire Post. His Wartime on the Railways was reviewed by Rail as 'very readable' and by Railways Illustrated as 'as a fascinating insight and also an important record', and Railways Illustrated chose his Southern Railway Handbook as 'Book of the Month'. One of his most recent publications is The Historical Dictionary of Railways in the British Isles. He is also well known as a writer of military history and provide the British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand material for ON SEAS CONTESTED - THE SEVEN GREAT NAVIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, published in 2010 by the Naval Institute Press in the United States and which won the Stonebooks award for "The Best Non-Fiction book on World War II" to have been published that year.'
Title: Malta: The Last Great Siege 1940 - 1943 (...
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Book Description Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0007998143
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Book Description Pen and Sword, 2003. Condition: Very Good. illustrated edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP67641755
Book Description Pen and Sword, 2003. Condition: Good. illustrated edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP30759250
Book Description Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Previous owners small name/address label to ffep otherwise a very clean, tight copy. Available for immediate dispatch from the UK. Seller Inventory # mon0000017497
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Book Description Leo Cooper, England, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. British Edition. Binding is tight and pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has wear around the edges and small tear in the spine. In mylar cover. Seller Inventory # 001543
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