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Pen & Sword: Siege of Malta 1940-42
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 02:53 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at another release in the Images at War series published by pen and Sword, this time the title is ‘Siege of Malta 1940-42''.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 01:44 PM UTC
Little Malta proved a mighty thorn in the Axis' collective side and undoubtedly decided the conflict in North Africa. The book and its photos, therefore casts another light on this less-known conflict that I found to be a true edge-of-the-seat drama. The civilian efforts at tunneling deep underground, digging out entire settlements in the soft chalk of the island, is a fascinating aspect that just isn't explored as much as how those few British fighters managed to hold-off the Axis forces, etc.