THE AIR BATTLE OF MALTA.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback, 95pp, numerous half tone photo ills. and maps., half tone photo pictorial endpapers, prinyed by Alabaster Passmore and Sons, London and Mmaidstone, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7" approx., the official account of the RAF in Malta, June 1940 to November 1942, when the island was under siege to the Italians and later the Germans, under constant air bombardment the relief supplies by sea were likewise under attack, how the initial flight of Gladiators was eventually supplemented by Hurricanes and Spitfires ferried in by carrier and how the Maltese and the Allies, with all essential supplies rationed, eventually turned defence into offence, ills. include Ohio (Operation Pedestal), HMS Argus, Ark Royal, Gladiator, Hurricane, Spitfire, Blenheim, Wellington, airfields at Luqa, Takali, etc., rubbed at extrems. with slight flaking, staples rusted, binding strained at lower staple, edges tanned, good plus,
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