Hurricanes en route to Malta, June 1941. They were the mainstay of the Mediterranean fighter force till late 1942, Spitfires being retained for home service. By then they were thoroughly outclassed in air combat, but remained highly effective in the ground attack role.

Hurricanes en route to Malta, June 1941. They were the mainstay of the Mediterranean fighter force till late 1942, Spitfires being retained for home service. By then they were thoroughly outclassed in air combat, but remained highly effective in the ground attack role.

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The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

During a visit to Malta in Viktor Schnez (middle) discusses the events of 3 January 1942 with eyewitnesses Peter Micallef (left) and John Galea (right). The Ju 88 crashed in the field behind where the three are standing

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

Malta was strategically situated outpost of the British Empire and the battle was ferocious. Pictured is Sergeant Archie Steele, who was killed on 31 March He is photographed while serving in 615 Squadron

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

Flight Lieutenant Rhys Lloys of 185 Squadron is pictured with a wing panel from Hauptmann Krahlís Bf 109

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

These stirring black and white images shed light on the RAF air battle over Malta, am oft-forgotten chapter of the Second World War. Pictured is the burnt-out wreckage of Ju 88 piloted by Oberleutnant Schnez of 806

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

Maltese children playing amongst the remains of a German dive-bomber December

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

Personnel of the three services stand at the crash site of a Junkers Ju possibly a machine, which was shot down at Hal Far in Malta on 18 January 1941

The rare snaps, featured in a new book by Anthony Rogers, give an insight into life on the Mediterranean island during the Siege of Malta between 1940 and 1942.

The battle for Malta. A Royal Irish Fusilier is pictured proudly posing with a Swastika-clad trophy from the downed Luftwaffe Ju 87 of which the battalion claimed to have shot down on 11 April

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