Название: Images of War - Malta GC: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Автор: Jon Sutherland Издательство: Pen and Sword ISBN: 1848840446 Год: 2009 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 160 Размер: 12,8 МБ Язык: Английский
The Siege of Malta during World War II was one of the greatest dramas of the conflict. Bereft of vital defending aircraft, guns and ammunition this small island endured a succession of air raids from the Italian and German air forces. Valetta was virtually destroyed, the inhabitants took to living in the hills and caves as their houses lay in ruins. Food was scarce and the islands only salvation and survival depended on the arrival of the Allied convoys which themselves were constantly under attack as they dodged their way across hostile Mediterranean seas.