This autumn marks 75 years since the end of the Siege of Malta when this tiny island became the scene of a fierce battle between the Allies and the German and Italian military from 1940-1942. Royal Navy ships and the RAF used the island as a base to attack Axis convoys trying to supply their forces in North Africa. Learn more about the Siege.
During the Siege of Malta, the island had been at the mercy of the German and Italian bombers until Allied ships and aircraft arrived to reinforce their defences.
When Malta came under attack midway through the Second World War, the battle to protect it was waged in the skies.
It's 1942, the Second World War rages on and Malta is under siege. The small Mediterranean island had been bombarded for almost two years by enemy forces keen to control this strategic post.