Mission to save Malta


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 187 (December 2003), p. 48-55


Malta was a key Allied base in the battle for the Mediterranean. It suffered terrible bombardment by Axis aircraft and was in danger of being starved into submission. In an extract from his book 'Battle for Malta' (Ian Allen) George Forty uncovers a dramatic first hand account telling the story of the convoy that tried to break through