sat18sep2:00 pmsat3:00 pmMax HastingsOperation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled To Malta in 1942


September 18, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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In 1942 the Luftwaffe had a stranglehold on Malta. In the months of April and May, they dropped more bombs on the Island than London in the entire Blitz. British attempts to bring in supplies were failing with heavy losses and the people of Malta were close to starvation. Winston Churchill made a personal decision that at all costs the island fortress must be saved. Operation Pedestal saw an armada of 50 British ships attempt to fight its way in convoy to the island. Max Hastings, one of Britain’s most acclaimed historians, brings to life in his trademark thrilling narrative this little-known yet pivotal naval battle, telling the story of Operation Pedestal – the fleet that ultimately saved Malta.

Tickets for this talk are £11

Please Note: In the seating plan below tickets in ZONE 1 are closest to the stage.

‘Max Hastings will be here in person at Blackfriars to introduce his talk and take questions at the end. As he has temporarily lost his voice the talk itself, including film clips from the Imperial War Museum, will be shown on screen at Blackfriars. We’re sorry for this late change in plan and we’re very grateful to Max Hastings for joining us for what will be a fascinating event.’

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