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Malta By Laddie Lucas

Malta
by Laddie Lucas

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Between June 1940 and December 1942, Malta became one of the most bombed places on earth. The battle for this island proved to be one of the most decisive turning points of World War II. In this book the author uses first-hand experience of the conflict to describe the pressures of combat.
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Malta: The Thorn in Rommel's Side,Six Months That Turned the War by Laddie Lucas

Between June 1940 and December 1942, Malta became one of the most bombed places on earth. The battle for this tiny island proved to be one of the most decisive turning points of World War II. In this book the author uses first-hand experience of the conflict to describe the pressures of combat. As the commanding officer of the island's top-scoring Spitfire squadron he gives an insight into the tactics that reversed the overwhelming odds stacked against Allied successes, as well as featuring miraculous escapes and the darker hours - the intense bombing campaign that destroyed 39 newly-arrived Spitfires, the hardships endured by the islanders and the enormous cost in human life. Laddie Lucas recounts individual stories of heroism and gives an insight into the behaviour of the pilots.

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Table of Contents


World War 11 - Battle for Malta.Part 1 A phantasma or a hideous dream:A Place in the Sun; The Pair Was Basic; Canadian Critic; Outclassed; Tradition Is So Often a Spur; A Month of Hurricanes; Incompetence; Quality Not Quantity. Part 2 Pressed to the last gasp: The Winds of March; Offside; Bad Dream; Entrenched!; Treading on Toes; Spitchered!; Back Against the Ropes; Cutting a Piece of Cake; 'So You Finally Made Page One!'. Part Three The battle is turned: An Island's Salvation; Flight to Forget; Ultra Secret; Misjudged Timing; Evening Flight; Arm of Courage; Command. Part Four Mastering the axis: Pure Genius; Tidal Flow; Marauders Return; Human Relations; What a Way to Blow It!; The Lloyd-Park Axis; Last Lap.

Additional information

GOR001154921
Malta: The Thorn in Rommel's Side,Six Months That Turned the War by Laddie Lucas
Laddie Lucas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-04-29
446
0140178082
9780140178081
N/A
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