By Douglas Austin

A major reassessment of a key point of British procedure and defence coverage within the first 1/2 the 20th century.

The main contribution of this new study is an research of the position of Malta in British army approach, as deliberate and because it truly constructed, within the interval among the mid Twenties and the top of the conflict in North Africa in could 1943. It demonstrates that the now commonly authorized trust that Malta used to be 'written off as indefensible' earlier than the battle was once improper, and specializes in Malta's real wartime position within the Mediterranean warfare, assessing the various benefits, many frequently missed, that the British derived from retention of the island. The conclusions made problem fresh assertions that Malta's contribution was once of constrained price and should be of significant curiosity to either scholars and execs within the field.

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