Between June 1940 and December 1942, Malta became one of the most bombed places on earth. The battle for this tiny island proved to be one of the most decisive turning points of World War II. In this book the author uses first-hand experience of the conflict to describe the pressures of combat. As the commanding officer of the island's top-scoring Spitfire squadron he gives an insight into the tactics that reversed the overwhelming odds stacked against Allied successes, as well as featuring miraculous escapes and the darker hours - the intense bombing campaign that destroyed 39 newly-arrived Spitfires, the hardships endured by the islanders and the enormous cost in human life. Laddie Lucas recounts individual stories of heroism and gives an insight into the behaviour of the pilots.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1960613
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003265316
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001303449
Book Description Stanley Paul & Co Ltd, London , England, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Clean internally with some light tanning to page edges. the dustjacket has some rubbing and light shelfwear. Illustrated with black and white plates. A personal and riveting account by one of the Island's top fighter pilots. Bookseller Inventory # 8012992
Book Description Stanley Paul, London, 1992. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG; Red and black spine with white and yellow text; DJ has archival cover, is clean with minor shelf wear, slight bends on corners of inside flaps, light age toning; Boards strong, corners sharp; Text block significantly age toned with crinkled pages throughout, all text and photographs are clear and legible; pp 205. NASS Military. Bookseller Inventory # 14-430-1261427
Book Description Stanley Paul, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 160 x 240 x 23mm. Two sections of b/w plates. Pages somewhat age-browned, but few signs of wear otherwise. Bookseller Inventory # 009710
Book Description Stanley Paul, Lon., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First. author was a famous fighter pilot and leader of a fighter squadron during the Battle of Malta. Bookseller Inventory # 007018
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1992. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Signed First Edition. 14 line dedication signed by the author Laddie Lucas on title page. The dedication relates to book content. N.B. Edges of pages and bottom edge of D/J a little yellowed otherwise an excellent copy. 205pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 034819