Malta and British Strategic Policy, 1925-43
By (author) Douglas Austin
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Malta and British Strategic Policy, 1925-43 by Douglas Austin
Book DescriptionA major reassessment of a key aspect of British strategy and defence policy in the first half of the twentieth century. The main contribution of this new study is an investigation of the role of Malta in British military strategy, as planned and as it actually developed, in the period between the mid 1920s and the end of the war in North Africa in May 1943. It demonstrates that the now widely accepted belief that Malta was 'written off as indefensible' before the war was mistaken, and focuses on Malta's actual wartime role in the Mediterranean war, assessing the numerous advantages, many often ignored, that the British derived from retention of the island. The conclusions made challenge recent assertions that Malta's contribution was of limited value and will be of great interest to both students and professionals in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714655451
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Douglas Austin reassesses a key aspect of British strategy and defence policy in the first half of the 20th century. The main focus of the study is an investigation into the role of Malta in British military strategy, as planned and as it really developed, up to the end of the war in North Africa in 1943.
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Author Biography - Douglas Austin
Douglas Austin was born in Malta and served in the RAF before a career in banking in New York and London. In 2002 he gained a Ph.D at University College, London in military history.
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