Malta During World War Two




The fuselage of Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520 “Faith”, in Palace Square, Valletta, Malta, on the occasion of its presentation to the people of Malta by Air Officer Commanding Air Headquarters Malta, Air Marshal Sir Keith Park.

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Hawker Hurricane Mark IIs of the Malta Night Fighter Unit wait at readiness at Ta Kali, Malta.

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OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942. The Malta-going convoy under air attack showing the intense anti-aircraft barrage by the escorts. The battleship HMS Rodney is on the left and the cruiser HMS Manchester on the right.
Date 11 August 1942

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