About the Author:
This is Douglas Austin's third study of the military history of Malta in the early twentieth century. Douglas was born in Malta when his father was serving in the Royal Navy. He studied at Oxford and Harvard Universities, and in 2002 received his PhD in Military History from University College London. His Malta and British Strategic Policy 1925-1943 was published in 2004, and his Churchill and Malta: A Special Relationship was published in 2006.