Malta 1940

Malta Digs In

Malta’s struggle for survival began when Italy dropped her first load of bombs on the island fortress only a few hours after entering the war. From then on, for the next three years, Britain’s key link in the Mediterranean was to face the combined wrath of the Italian and German air forces. Here is the first phase of the ordeal.


Commander Malcolm G. Saunders
taken from History of the Second World War
[Phoebus Publishing Ltd in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum]