The Great Siege.

By Ernle Bradford

Printed: 1974

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton. London

Dimensions 15 × 23 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 23 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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An account of the Great Siege of Malta including Hipólito Sans and La Maltea , the decision to attack Malta, the Armada, preparations for the defence and the troops that defended Malta, Sans and Balbi, Grand Master La Valette, Dragut and Toni Bajada.

Review: A fantastic book on an amazing series of events in history. Full of tension, drama and grit, it is a mystery to my why this has never (as far as I know) been made into a movie. In the right hands it would be a stirring epic film.

Ernle Bradford was born in 1922 and died in 1986. He was a noted British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics. Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first Lieutenant of a destroyer. He did occasional broadcast work for the BBC, was a magazine editor, and wrote many books.

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