A concise memoir of the air bombardment of Malta during the Second World War based on notes jotted down during the intervals between raids. Weldon, an officer with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, wishes to draw attention to the role of the anti-aircraft batteries which bore the brunt of the three-year siege during which the Luftwaffe and the Italian air force tried and failed to break the will to resist by the vital Mediterranean island base. The raids and the resistance are alike described in a terse and dramatic way. But, as the book’s photographs attest, the author seems at least as proud of his stage appearences in amateur dramatic productions during the siege as he is of his military exploits!
DRAMA IN MALTA
Artillery officer’s personal account of the Second World War siege of Malta.