In the Second World War, Malta was besieged for nearly two and a
half years, during which time a decisive air war was waged between
Britain, Italy and Germany.
This is part of that story, from the early days in June 1940, when
only a few Gladiator biplanes were available to combat Italian
bombers and fighters, to the intervention of the Luftwaffe and the
tenuous defense by outclassed Hurricanes, culminating in the
desperate months of fighting... more...