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The Resource Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)

Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)

Label
Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)
Title
Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a true historical account of war in the air, at sea and on land in the battle for Malta's survival in the Second World War. It was a battle which decided the outcome of the war in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Adrian Warburton, the airman described in the subtitle by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder, went missing in 1944 in a single-seat American aircraft. He had flown at least 395 operational missions mostly from Malta. Unusually for a reconnaissance pilot, 'Warby' as he was known was credited with nine aircraft shot down. He lay undiscovered for sixty years. He is the RAF's most highly decorated photo-recce pilot.In Malta, Adrian met Christina, a stranded dancer turned aircraft plotter in the secret world deep beneath Valletta's fortress walls. She too was decorated for heroism. Together, they became part of the island's folklore. How important was Malta and the girl from Cheshire to the man behind the medals' This tale takes the form of a quest opening in a cemetery in Bavaria and closing in another in Malta. In between, the reader is immersed within the tension and drama surrounding Malta's Greater Siege retracing the steps of the main characters over the forever changed face of the island following its heroic victory
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Paul
Dewey number
940.544941
Index
no index present
LC call number
D786
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Warburton, Adrian
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Malta
  • Warburton, Adrian
  • HISTORY
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Malta
Label
Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)
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Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
930269057
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473860100
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930269057
Label
Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
930269057
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473860100
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930269057

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