Malta - Island Under Siege (BOK)

Paul Williams

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2009
Forfatter Paul Williams Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781848840126 Antall sider 160
Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,6cm x 1cm Vekt 277 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form War & defence operations