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Malta Victory

(1980)
Yeoman On the George Cross Island
(The fourth book in the Yeoman series)
A novel by

 
 
May, 1942.

With enemies on all sides, the war-torn island of Malta - a vital strategic position in the Mediterranean - is at the point of defeat.

In a desperate attempt to win time for essential supplies to reach the island without being bombed, Flight Lieutenant George Yeoman and a force of 64 Spitfires are flown in from aircraft carriers.

Despite the 13 victories already to his credit, Yeoman knew that they would have to fight as never before... outnumbered by Italian and German Air Forces determined to unleash a continuous onslaught on the island.

Hitler is furious that anyone would dare to shield Malta and he has chilling plans...

Time is running out to protect the island from invasion and conditions are horrific, crowds of ragged children chase the pilots for pennies and local young men are shot for the smallest of errors.

As the haunting beauty of the land is shattered by bombs, the pilots endure great uncertainty and realise that grave personal sacrifices must be made if the mission is to be a success. The odds are severely stacked against them.

Yeoman is also deeply troubled by memories of his lover, newspaper correspondent Julia Connors who has been swept up in the war effort elsewhere. Disheartened and wondering if he will make it home at all, he doubts he will ever see her again.

When he meets Lucia Manduca, daughter of a baron, he makes an impulsive decision during a raid at Lucia's request which places them both in danger...

The fate of Malta is in the hands of the pilots, but will all of them survive and what will be the personal consequences of this tragic war?

Robert Jackson (b. 1941) is a prolific author of military and aviation history. As an active serviceman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve he flew a wide range of aircraft, ranging from jets to gliders. Malta Victory is the fourth book in the Sergeant George Yeoman series.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

April 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Malta Victory: Yeoman on the George Cross Island
Author(s): Robert Jackson
ISBN: 0-213-16748-4 / 978-0-213-16748-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Malta Victory
Author(s): Robert Jackson
ISBN: 1-5308-8863-8 / 978-1-5308-8863-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Malta Victory: Yeoman on the George Cross Island
Author(s): Robert Jackson
ISBN: 0-552-11856-7 / 978-0-552-11856-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Malta Victory (Yeoman Series Book 4)
Author(s): Robert Jackson
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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