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Title: The Malta convoys of 1942
Authors: Caruana, Joseph
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply -- Malta
Naval convoys -- Malta -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: De La SaIle Brothers Publications
Citation: Caruana, J. (1992). The Malta convoys of 1942. In: S. J. A. Clews (ed.),┬áThe Malta Year Book 1992. Malta: De La SaIle Brothers Publications, pp. 437-441.
Abstract: The year 1942, fifty years ago, was the most crucial year of the survival of Malta during World War II. It was a terrible year during which the Royal Navy, at great cost, strove gallantly but not always successfully to keep Malta adequately supplied with food, fuel and ammunition. By the end of 1941 the victualling situation of Malta was perturbing the authorities because no convoy had reached Malta since the previous September. When in mid-December 1941 the British 8th Army occupied the bulge of Cyrenaica, the British immediately began to resupply Malta, beginning with operation MF-1 (supply ship Breconshire) on 18th December 1941. [excerpt]
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1992

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