Operation Pedestal was a crucial relief mission that became an epic, bloody naval battle and a pivotal moment in the Second World War.
In 1942 the Luftwaffe had a stranglehold on Malta, dropping more bombs on the island in April and May than on London during the entire Blitz. An armada of 50 British ships, loaded with food, medical supplies, ammunition and fuel fought its way, through brutal battle, with horrifying loses, to ensure Malta’s survival.
In his signature brilliant style, bestselling author Max Hastings, gives a thrilling narrative of this little-known conflict. An emblematic moment when, in the cruel accountancy of war, the price was worth paying.
Duration: 1 hour