Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
El Alamein and the Struggle for North AfricaInternational Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jill Edwards

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165818

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use.date: 14 October 2019

Feeding the Fortress: Malta, Summer 1942

Feeding the Fortress: Malta, Summer 1942

Chapter:
(p.152) (p.153) 8 Feeding the Fortress: Malta, Summer 1942
Source:
El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa
Author(s):

Thomas Scheben

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0008

how did the population of the small but strategically important island in mid-Mediterranean manage to hold-out under conditions of siege and near starvation? This chapter is an account of the trials of the summer of 1942 in Malta, examines the Maltese citizens' combination of tenacity, and of determination not to follow the Greeks into Axis subjection, and their acceptance of a draconian plan of rationing based on one imposed on the British, equally reliant on food imports. Had Malta collapsed, it would have been as inestimable a loss to the Allies as an asset to the Axis.

Keywords:   Malta as strategic airbase, Requisitioning and supply lines, Supply convoys, Luftwaffe bombing of Malta, Albert Kesselring, Condition of Maltese civilians, Rationing, Victory Kitchens

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .