The Great Siege – Malta 1565 By Ernle Bradford

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Malta, then one of the easternmost bastions of Christendom, was attacked by the Sultan of Turkey with 200 ships and 40,000 men. This dramatic account, based on the historical records, tells how six or seven hundred Knights of St John, with some 9,000 men, defended the little island during one of the most famous and crucial sieges in history

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An account of the Great Siege including Hipolito Sans and La Maltea. Review: If Hollywood is looking for an epic, here is the script ready made. Taken out of history the Siege of Malta is worthy of heroic treatment – Daily Telegraph. Paperback. First published by Hodder & Stoughton 1961. Published in Penguin Books 1964