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Malta GC: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) epub

by Jon Sutherland


Malta GC: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) epub

ISBN: 1848840446

ISBN13: 978-1848840447

Author: Jon Sutherland

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Pen and Sword (March 11, 2010)

Pages: 160 pages

ePUB book: 1795 kb

FB2 book: 1963 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 233

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This entry in Pen & Sword's Images of War series looks at Malta during the Second World War, a period in. .The basic format consists of a single large photograph and its accompanying text per page.

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

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.

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From the The Finnish Defence Forces comes the Finnish Wartime Photograph Archive, a collection of 160,000 photographs taken during World War II when Finland fought to free itself from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Preserved in their original state, the pictures "portray life on the home front, ruins from bombings, the war industry and events that happened behind the front lines. As you can imagine, some of the photos can be disturbing. You can download each and every photo, and use them for educational purposes

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. This book contains unseen photographs taken during the siege and dramatically show what life was like for the population and the troops and pilots who so valiantly defended Malta.
Malta, whose place in history was already established well before the 20th Century, became a microcosm of WWII thanks to its strategic position amidst the crossroads of the Mediterranean. The British, who had controlled Malta for a hundred years, used it as base for interdicting Axis shipping going to North Africa while the Germans and Italians launched determined attacks to eliminate Malta and to cut off Gibralter-Egyptian air and sea traffic. For its determined resistance under air attack and naval blockade Malta was awarded the George Cross.

This collection of photographs allows the reader to get a feel for what it must have been like for the Allied defenders. Pictures of everyday life in the island are interspersed with truly touching and telling photos: antiaircraft guns manned as bombs are falling but not shooting for lack of ammunition, aircraft riddled with bullets and flak shrapnel from a mission over Italy, a grinning Tommy about to try his hand at disarming a German aerial mine, etc. Well worth looking into. I just wish the book also included tieing together all the place names used.
I gave this book to a friend who is originally from Malta and also a military buff (WWII). He vouched for the photographs of the airplanes, tanks, etc., hard to find. A much needed historical account of Malta's valiant defense of their homeland. A welcome addition to any WWII collection.