MALTA 1940-42: THE AXIS' AIR BATTLE FOR MEDITERRANEAN SUPREMACY
AIR CAMPAIGN 4
Autore: Ryan K. Noppen
Nuova collana della Osprey Publishing dedicata ai grandi combattimenti aerei della storia. Ogni volume, ricco di artwork, mappe e diagrammi descrive la battaglia, gli aerei coinvolti, i protagonisti, gli obiettivi, l’esito, ecc.
In 1940, the strategically vital island of Malta was Britain's last toehold in the central Mediterranean, wreaking havoc among Axis shipping. Launching an air campaign to knock Malta out of the war, first Italy and then Germany sought to force a surrender or reduce the defences enough to allow an invasion. Drawing on original documents, multilingual aviation analyst Ryan Noppen explains how technical and tactical problems caused the original Italian air campaign of 1940-41 to fail, and then how the German intervention came close to knocking Malta out of the war. Using stunning full colour artwork, this fascinating book explains why the attempt by the Axis powers to take the British colony of Malta ultimately failed.
Each Air Campaign title is 96 pages long, and includes approximately 31,000 words of main text (excluding captions and plate commentaries) and 60–70 photos. Air Campaign titles typically include three double-page colour plates, two bird’s eye views, and six maps and diagrams.
Riccamente illustrato con foto, diagrammi, mappe, tavole a colori
18,5 X 25