Malta 1940–42

The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy

Malta 1940–42 cover

Malta 1940–42

The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy

Description

In 1940, the strategically vital island of Malta was Britain's last toehold in the central Mediterranean, wreaking havoc among Axis shipping. Launching an air campaign to knock Malta out of the war, first Italy and then Germany sought to force a surrender or reduce the defences enough to allow an invasion. Drawing on original documents, multilingual aviation analyst Ryan Noppen explains how technical and tactical problems caused the original Italian air campaign of 1940–41 to fail, and then how the German intervention came close to knocking Malta out of the war. Using stunning full colour artwork, this fascinating book explains why the attempt by the Axis powers to take the British colony of Malta ultimately failed.

Product details

Published Feb 22 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472820617
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 8 col
Series Air Campaign
Short code ACM 4
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Ryan K. Noppen

Ryan K. Noppen is a military author and consultant…

Illustrator

Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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