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Malta 1940-42: The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy

Malta 1940-42: The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy

by Ryan K. Noppen, Graham Turner

Editorial: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781472820600
Número de páginas: 96
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 3 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-10-25
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Malta 1940-42: The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy by Ryan K. Noppen, Graham Turner 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 defenses 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 color artwork, this fascinating book explains why the attempt by the Axis powers to take the British colony of Malta ultimately failed.