Malta’s Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA), The Most Valuable Pilot in the RAF

The epic fight for survival by the Island of Malta is a collection of many incredible stories and, surprisingly, a great number of those were not told adequately in the 75 years since the Siege of Malta. Publishers often time the publication of new history books to coincide with important anniversaries, bringing a welter of very good books to market. The reader then has to decide how many can be afforded and find shelf space for them. Amongst a crop of great new Siege of Malta books this is one that should not be avoided – rob your grannies, build a bookcase, whatever it takes. – Most Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA), 
The Most Valuable Pilot in the RAF
FILE: R2515
AUTHOR: Paul McDonald
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES:  324
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War II, Second World War, RAF, 
MTBs, MGBs, Malta Convoys, Hurricane, Sea Gladiator, Spitfire, 
Beaufighter, U Class Submarines, box barrage

ISBN: 1-78346-332-5

IMAGE: B2514jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The epic fight for survival by the Island of Malta is a 
collection of many incredible stories and, surprisingly, a great 
number of those were not told adequately in the 75 years since the 
Siege of Malta. Publishers often time the publication of new history 
books to coincide with important anniversaries, bringing a welter of 
very good books to market. The reader then has to decide how many can 
be afforded and find shelf space for them. Amongst a crop of great 
new Siege of Malta books this is one that should not be avoided – 
rob your grannies, build a bookcase, whatever it takes.  -  
Most Highly Recommended.

Holding Malta was one of the most challenging and critical battles of 
WWII. This book tells the story around the incredible Adrian 
Warburton. In addition to a fine and well-researched text, there are 
photo plate sections, including full colour images, and maps in 
illustration. The story has been brought up to date with the final 
interment of the remains of Adrian Warburton and the completion of 
the story of Christina of George Cross Island.

 This is a history book that reads like a novel. It contains all the 
twists and turns, the joy and sadness, the love interest, the epic 
struggle, the triumph against impossible odds, and it includes many 
very fine images in the photo plate sections.

Adrian Warburton, a celebrated reconnaissance pilot, met a stranded 
dancer turned aircraft plotter working in the secret underground 
world beneath the ancient walls of Valletta's fortress, walls that 
had once been walked by the Knights of Malta during their epic 
battles with the Muslims. That guarantees a great story and it has 
a poignant end with the quest of opening cemeteries in Bavaria and 
Malta. There is a vivid description of conditions in Malta and a 
social study to complement the war story of an impressive pilot. 
The description of Adrian Warburton as, “The Most Valuable Pilot 
in the RAF” has not been written by the publishers' marketing team, 
but with feeling by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder. Not 
only highly valued by the RAF, Wing Commander Warburton was equally 
valued by the Americans and was to be award their DFC alongside his 
British DFC and two bars.

A story to be impressed by – enjoy reading it.