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Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege 1940-1943 (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACK…

In March and April 1942, more explosives were dropped on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta ‘ smaller than the Isle of Wight ‘ than on the whole of Britain during the first year of the Blitz. Malta had become one of the most strategically important places in the world. From there, the Allies could attack Axis supply lines to North Africa; without it, Rommel would be able to march unchecked into Egypt, Suez and the Middle East. For the Allies this would have catastrophic. As Churchill said,…

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