Malta: The Thorn in Rommel's Side - Six Months That Turned the War Paperback – 29 Apr 1993
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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 before they had dropped their sticks and flown away. Lucas also flew Spitfires from aircraft carriers to the island. In time, hundreds of mark V's with 4 cannons were delivered.
How convoy after convoy of food, fuel, spares and ammunition was destroyed before it reached the island. The odds were ten planes to 800 by the Germans and Italians. Gradually these improved.
And descriptions of the lives of the pilots for the duration, so long as they lasted. And the courage of the native population who were rightly awarded the George Cross.
There is not much about Beurling and there is a reason. His efficiency was so superior to everyone that he was disliked for it.
B had terrific eyesight, drank nothing, did not socialise and spent his leisure computing the angles, distances and other data to enable him to shoot accurately from half a mile away: deflection shooting it is called: he taught himself to judge distance and speed and the place where the opponent would be by the time his bullets hit it. To start with, B's claims were disbelieved but a camera in the plane soon verified them.Read more ›