British Campaigns: Malta And The Mediterranean

  |  Buy to Own: 20/02/2006
  |  113 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


This DVD provides the definitive film record of the campaign fought in the Mediterranean, focusing not only on the actions fought by the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm on Malta, but also the British Army during the associated land campaigns. It features much rare and previously unseen footage of British warships in action from the attacks on the Vichy Fleet to Operation Dragoon and in-depth coverage of the crucial Malta Convoys. The film documents the visits to Malta by the King, Winston Churchill and the George Medal presentation ceremony as well as scenes of life on the island during the Nazi siege. Dramatic footage filmed aboard ship during attacks on the Malta Convoys show how precarious life was in battles which could be said to shape the outcome of the war. Other momentous occasions shown are the surrender of the majority of the Italian Fleet as it steamed for Malta, with a look at air-sea rescue operations, submarine 'Chariot' attacks and British aircraft carrier operations.