Malta, the much contested Mediterranean island most famous for its endurance during the air siege by Germany and Italy in World War II, also played a major part in the French revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. This important and rare book, first published in 1909, narrates the history of the island under first French revolutionary, and finally British occupation between 1798 and 1815. The book contains an unusual collection of English and foreign documents describing the fighting between the French and the British, aided by Maltese, Portuguese and Neapolitan allies which culminated in Britain taking and holding the island.
HISTORY OF MALTA DURING THE FRENCH AND BRITISH OCCUPATIONS 1798-1815
An important history of the struggle for possession of Malta between France and Britain in the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The history, first published in 1909, is based on collections of rare documents from both English and foreign sources.