Malta 1565

Last Battle of the Crusades

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Malta 1565

Last Battle of the Crusades

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Osprey's Campaign title for the Battle of Malta (1565). The epic siege of the island fortress of the Knights Hospitaller by the huge Turkish Army of the Emperor Suliman is one of the most compelling stories in the history of the western world. The Turks amassed an army of 30,000 men, which doubled as the siege dragged on. The knights facing them totalled 500, along with 4,000 Maltese levies and 4,500 other troops. Tim Pickles describes how despite constant pounding by the massive Turkish guns and heavy casualties, the Knights managed to hold out.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Plans and Preparations/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/The Crescent on the Horizon/The Attack on St. Elmo/Fort St. Michel/Crisis and Reprieve/Turkish Troubles/Mdina/Relief at Last/Aftermath/Malta and the Order Today/Wargaming the Siege of Malta

Product details

Published Jan 15 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855326033
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 69 b/w; 14 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 50
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…


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