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Photo gallery

A selection of photos taken around the time of The Siege of Malta.

Horse and cart - The Siege of Malta

A horse and cart in use at an airfield on Malta due to a shortage of fuel on the island. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

Senglea, Malta, during the Siege

Heavy damage to the buildings of Senglea, Malta. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

People waving - The Siege of Malta

Arrival of the first ships in Malta: The SS Rochester Castle passes a group of military personnel and civilians as she enters Grand Harbour, Malta in the afternoon of 13 August 1942.(UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

Senior RAF - The Siege of Malta

Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, (centre), with Air Vice Marshal Sir Keith Park, (left), and Group Captain Walter Merton during a visit to the island in June 1943. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

Downed aircraft - The Siege of Malta

The burning remains of a German Junkers Ju88 bomber which crashed close to the RAF airfield at Ta Kali after being shot down during a raid on the island on 31 December 1942. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

Anti-aircraft gun - The Siege of Malta

One of the anti-aircraft gun positions positioned to defend Valetta against enemy attacks prepares for an incoming raid on the city in May 1942. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

The Times - The Siege of Malta

The headline of the Times of Malta as it records the award of the George Cross to the island of Malta in May 1942. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

Pilot - The Siege of Malta

A pilot leaves the dispersal at Ta Kali, Malta, where Hawker Hurricane IIs of the Malta Night Fighter Unit are parked after a recent sortie in September 1941. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

Air raid shelter - The Siege of Malta

The view inside an air raid shelter during an attack on Valetta in May 1942. (UK Crown Copyright / MOD. Courtesy of Air Historical Branch, RAF)

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