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Fortress Malta : an island under siege 1940-1943 / James Holland.

By: Holland, James, 1970-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Orion, 2003Description: xii, 440 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0752860380(pbk.); 0752852884(cased).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Malta | World War, 1939-1945 | Malta | Malta -- History -- Siege, 1940-1943DDC classification: 940.534585 | 940.534585
Contents:
Prologue: A Brief Engagement over Malta -- Under Siege from the Italians -- The First Day of the Siege - 11 June 1940 -- Britain's Dilemma - the Build-up to 11 June -- Faith, Hope and Charity: June-August 1940 -- Gathering Strength: September-December 1940 -- The Arrival of the Germans -- The Illustrious Blitz: January 1941 -- The Tightening of the Screw: January-February 1941 -- Success and Failure: March-April 1941 -- Valour at Sea: May 1941 -- Respite -- Summer Calm: June-August 1941 -- Hurting Hitler: September-December 1941 -- A Siege of Annihilation -- Kesselring Unleashes Hell: January-February 1942 -- Malta Sinking: March 1942 -- Death's Door: April 1942 - Part I -- George Cross Island: April 1942 - Part II -- Spitfire Victory: May 1942 -- Starving -- The Island Starves: June-July 1942 -- Pedestal: August 1942 - Part I -- Pedestal: August 1942 - Part II -- Malta's Triumph -- Fightback and the Final Blitz: September-October 1942 -- From Besieged to Bridgehead: November 1942-July 1943 -- Epilogue: A Short Engagement over Sicily - 12 July 1943 -- From His First Operational Trip ... -- Hurricane and Spitfire Production -- A Note on Pronunciations.
Review: "Fortress Malta follows the story through the eyes of the individuals who were there: the pilots, submariners, soldiers and civilians who each provide extraordinary tales of heroism, resilience, love and loss, highlighting one of the most remarkable stories of the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET.
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Prologue: A Brief Engagement over Malta -- Pt. I. Under Siege from the Italians -- 1. The First Day of the Siege - 11 June 1940 -- 2. Britain's Dilemma - the Build-up to 11 June -- 3. Faith, Hope and Charity: June-August 1940 -- 4. Gathering Strength: September-December 1940 -- Pt. II. The Arrival of the Germans -- 5. The Illustrious Blitz: January 1941 -- 6. The Tightening of the Screw: January-February 1941 -- 7. Success and Failure: March-April 1941 -- 8. Valour at Sea: May 1941 -- Pt. III. Respite -- 9. Summer Calm: June-August 1941 -- 10. Hurting Hitler: September-December 1941 -- Pt. IV. A Siege of Annihilation -- 11. Kesselring Unleashes Hell: January-February 1942 -- 12. Malta Sinking: March 1942 -- 13. Death's Door: April 1942 - Part I -- 14. George Cross Island: April 1942 - Part II -- 15. Spitfire Victory: May 1942 -- Pt. V. Starving -- 16. The Island Starves: June-July 1942 -- 17. Pedestal: August 1942 - Part I -- 18. Pedestal: August 1942 - Part II -- Pt. VI. Malta's Triumph -- 19. Fightback and the Final Blitz: September-October 1942 -- 20. From Besieged to Bridgehead: November 1942-July 1943 -- Epilogue: A Short Engagement over Sicily - 12 July 1943 -- App. I. From His First Operational Trip ... -- App. II. Hurricane and Spitfire Production -- A Note on Pronunciations.

"Fortress Malta follows the story through the eyes of the individuals who were there: the pilots, submariners, soldiers and civilians who each provide extraordinary tales of heroism, resilience, love and loss, highlighting one of the most remarkable stories of the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET.

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