Operation Pedestal, the mission to relieve Malta during WW2 with Max Hastings & Saul David

Aspects of History by Oliver Webb-Carter

Episode notes

Max Hastings chats to friend of the show Saul David about the operation to relieve Malta in August 1942. The Axis powers had the island at their isolated and it was close to starvation. Churchill saw this as an opportunity for a heroic victory, in the mould of Dunkirk, and so ordered the Royal Navy to set sail from Gibraltar to relieve the island.

Max discusses the heroism, and actions that were less heroic, in this fascinating discussion with veteran historian Saul David.

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