Since Lucas fought in the battle almost from the beginning and commanded a squadron (249) before the end, having Beurling, the top ace (31.5) in his flight, this book is a classic.
He was also qualified in other ways: educated at Cambridge, awarded a blue for Golf, worked on the Express as a journalist, so writing was in his blood.
Here is the amazing story of the small island, Malta, that stood in the way of German domination of the Mediterranean, and the resupply of Rommel's legions in North Africa. How, in the beginning, the island's planes amounted to three biplanes Faith, Hope and Charity. Later, hurricanes that were too slow to get up to the bombers, could not reach them… Read more