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The Great Siege of Malta - Ottoman Turks vs. Knights of St. John

Siege Of Malta The Knights' governor on Bingozahlen, Gelatian de Sessahaving decided that resistance was futile, threw open the doors to the Cittadella. On 15 July, Mustafa ordered a double attack against the Senglea peninsula. Mustafa intended, according to these accounts, to attack the poorly defended former capital MdinaSiege Of Malta stood in the centre of the island, then attack Forts St. Rommel's position was now critical. Axis aircraft were the major threat, and they devastated the next attempt to bring in a major convoy to Malta from the east. Categories : Malta in World War II Conflicts in Conflicts in Conflicts in s in Malta Crown Colony of Malta Sieges involving Malta Sieges of World War II World War II campaigns of the Mediterranean Theatre Naval aviation operations and battles Battles and operations of World War II involving Italy Battles and operations of World War II involving the United Kingdom Aerial operations and battles of World War II involving Germany Battles of World War II involving Australia Battles of World War II involving Canada Battles of World War II involving New Zealand Battles and operations of World War II Ufc Kampf Heute South Africa Sieges involving Germany Sieges involving the United Kingdom in Malta in Malta in Malta Military history of the British Empire and Commonwealth in World War II. Staffel squadron Jagdgeschwader 26 26th Fighter Wing or JG 26led by Oberleutnant Joachim Münchebergquickly led to a rise in RAF losses; the German fighter pilots were experienced, confident, tactically astute, better-equipped and well-trained. Caves Climate Geology Fortifications Islands Maps Areas. Lawrence Battle of the Denmark Strait Newfoundland Escort Force Mid-Ocean Escort Force Western Local Escort Force Western Approaches Escort Force. United Kingdom. TorjГ¤gerliste Spanien, Ken Bristol Blenheim bombers also joined the defenders and began offensive operations.

The Ottomans set up their main camp in Marsa , which was close to the Knights' fortifications. The darkness of the night then became as bright as day, due to the vast quantity of artificial fires.

So bright was it indeed that we could see St Elmo quite clearly. The gunners of St Angelo Having correctly calculated that the Turks would seek to secure a disembarkation point for their fleet and would thus begin the campaign by attempting to capture Fort St Elmo, de Valette sent reinforcements and concentrated half of his heavy artillery within the fort.

The unremitting bombardment of the fort from three dozen guns on the higher ground of Mt. Sciberras began on 27 May, [32] and reduced the fort to rubble within a week, but de Valette evacuated the wounded nightly and resupplied the fort from across the harbour.

After arriving in May, Dragut set up new batteries to imperil the ferry lifeline. On 3 June, a party of Janissaries managed to seize the fort's ravelin and ditch.

The Turks attacked the damaged walls on June 10 and 15, and made an all out assault on June 16, during which even the slave and hired galley oarsmen housed in St Elmo, as well as the native Maltese soldiers, reportedly fought and died "almost as bravely as the Knights themselves.

At Dragut's insistence a cannon's aim was lowered, but the aim was too low, and when fired its ball detached part of the trench, which hit Dragut in the head, killing him, [34] although according to Bosio, it was a lucky shot from Fort St.

Angelo that mortally wounded him. Finally, on 23 June, the Turks seized what was left of Fort St. A small number of Maltese managed to escape by swimming across the harbour.

Although the Turks did succeed in capturing St. Elmo, allowing Piyale to anchor his fleet in Marsamxett, the siege of Fort St.

Elmo had cost the Turks at least 6, men, including half of their Janissaries. Mustafa had the bodies of the knights decapitated and their bodies floated across the bay on mock crucifixes.

In response, de Valette beheaded all his Turkish prisoners, loaded their heads into his cannons, and fired them into the Turkish camp.

By this time, word of the siege was spreading. As soldiers and adventurers gathered in Sicily for Don Garcia's relief, panic spread as well.

There can be little doubt that the stakes were high, perhaps higher than at any other time in the contest between the Ottoman Empire and Europe.

Queen Elizabeth I of England wrote: [36]. If the Turks should prevail against the Isle of Malta, it is uncertain what further peril might follow to the rest of Christendom.

All contemporary sources indicate the Turks intended to proceed to the Tunisian fortress of La Goletta and wrest it from the Spaniards, and Suleiman had also spoken of invading Europe through Italy.

However, modern scholars tend to disagree with this interpretation of the siege's importance. Sire, a historian who has written a history of the Order, is of the opinion that the siege represented an overextension of Ottoman forces, and argues that if the island had fallen, it would have quickly been retaken by a massive Spanish counterattack.

Although Don Garcia did not at once send the promised relief troops were still being levied , he was persuaded to release an advance force of some men under the command of Don Melchior de Robles, a Spanish knight.

After several attempts, this piccolo soccorso Italian : small relief managed to land on Malta in early July and sneak into Birgu, raising the spirits of the besieged garrison immensely.

On 15 July, Mustafa ordered a double attack against the Senglea peninsula. He had transported small vessels across Mt.

Sciberras to the Grand Harbour, thus avoiding the strong cannons of Fort St. Angelo, in order to launch a sea attack against the promontory using about 1, Janissaries, while the Corsairs attacked Fort St.

Michael on the landward end. Luckily for the Maltese, a defector warned de Valette about the impending strategy and the Grand Master had time to construct a palisade along the Senglea promontory, which successfully helped to deflect the attack.

Nevertheless, the assault probably would have succeeded had not the Turkish boats come into point-blank range less than yards of a sea-level battery of five cannons that had been constructed by Commander Chevalier de Guiral at the base of Fort St.

Angelo with the sole purpose of stopping such an amphibious attack. Just two salvos sank all but one of the vessels, killing or drowning over of the attackers.

The land attack failed simultaneously when relief forces were able to cross to Ft. Michael across a floating bridge, with the result that Malta was saved for the day.

The Turks by now had ringed Birgu and Senglea with some 65 siege guns and subjected the town to what was probably the most sustained bombardment in history up to that time.

Balbi claims that , cannonballs were fired during the course of the siege. Having largely destroyed one of the town's crucial bastions , Mustafa ordered another massive double assault on 7 August, this time against Fort St.

Michael and Birgu itself. On this occasion, the Turks breached the town walls and it seemed that the siege was over, but unexpectedly the invaders retreated.

As it happened, the cavalry commander Captain Vincenzo Anastagi, on his daily sortie from Mdina, had attacked the unprotected Turkish field hospital, killing everyone.

The Turks, thinking the Christian relief had arrived from Sicily, broke off their assault. After the attack of 7 August, the Turks resumed their bombardment of St.

Michael and Birgu , mounting at least one other major assault against the town on 19—21 August. What actually happened during those days of intense fighting is not entirely clear.

Bradford's account of the climax of the siege has a mine exploding with a huge blast, breaching the town walls and causing stone and dust to fall into the ditch, with the Turks charging even as the debris was still falling.

He also has the year-old de Valette saving the day by leading towards the Turks some hundred troops that had been waiting in the Piazza of Birgu.

Balbi, in his diary entry for 20 August, says only that de Valette was told the Turks were within the walls; the Grand Master ran to "the threatened post where his presence worked wonders.

Sword in hand, he remained at the most dangerous place until the Turks retired. Rather, in his report a panic ensued when the townspeople spied the Turkish standards outside the walls.

The Grand Master ran there, but found no Turks. In the meantime, a cannonade atop Ft. Angelo, stricken by the same panic, killed a number of townsfolk with friendly fire.

The situation was sufficiently dire that, at some point in August, the Council of Elders decided to abandon the town and retreat to Fort St.

De Valette, however, vetoed this proposal. Around 3, mines were laid off Tunisia 's coast by Italian naval forces as well. The failure to intercept Axis shipping was evident in the figures which extended far beyond February By the start of the first German operation, Geisler had 95 aircraft and 14, men in Sicily.

Geisler persuaded the OKL to give him four more dive-bomber gruppen Groups. On 10 January, he could muster serviceable aircraft including dive and medium bombers.

By 2 January , the first German units reached Trapani on Sicily's southern coast. The Luftwaffe ' s two units were both Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Gruppen Groups.

The first was I. This led to a notable increase in the bombing of Malta. A Stabsstaffel of Sturzkampfgeschwader 3 StG 3 arrived.

Oberstleutnant Karl Christ , Geschwaderkommodore of StG 3 gave orders to intercept heavy units. One particular target was aircraft carriers.

It had played the key role in the Battle of Taranto, handing naval supremacy to the British, hence it became top of the Axis' target list.

The Luftwaffe crews believed four direct hits would sink the ship and began practice operations on floating mock-ups off the Sicilian coast.

An opportunity to attack the vessel came on 6 January. The British Operation Excess was launched, which included a series of convoy operations by the British across the Mediterranean Sea.

Some 10 Ju 87s attacked the carrier unopposed. One destroyed a gun, another hit near her bow, a third demolished another gun, while two hit the lift, wrecking the aircraft below deck, causing explosions of fuel and ammunition.

Another went through the armoured deck and exploded deep inside the ship. Two further attacks were made without result.

Badly damaged, but with her main engines still intact, she steered for the now dubious haven of Malta. The British operation should not have been launched: Ultra had informed the Air Ministry of Fliegerkorps X ' s presence on Sicily as early as 4 January.

Hits were scored on both; Southampton was so badly damaged her navy escorts scuttled her. Over the next 12 days, the workers at the shipyard in the Grand Harbour repaired the carrier under determined air attack so that she might make Alexandria.

On 18 January, the Germans switched to attacking the airfields at Hal Far and Luqa in an attempt to win air superiority before returning to Illustrious.

On 20 January, two near misses breached the hull below the water line and hurled her hull against the wharf.

Nevertheless, the engineers won the battle. On 23 January, she slipped out of Grand Harbour, and arrived in Alexandria two days later.

The carrier later sailed to America where she was kept out of action for a year. The Luftwaffe had failed to sink the carrier. They withdrew their fleet's heavy units from the central Mediterranean and risked no more than trying to send cruisers through the Sicilian Narrows.

Both the British and Italian navies digested their experiences over Taranto and Malta. The appearance in February of Messerschmitt Bf E-7 fighters of 7.

Staffel squadron Jagdgeschwader 26 26th Fighter Wing or JG 26 , led by Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg , quickly led to a rise in RAF losses; the German fighter pilots were experienced, confident, tactically astute, better-equipped and well-trained.

Five Hurricanes arrived at Malta in early March, another six on 18 March. On 1 March, the Luftwaffe attacks on airfields destroyed all of the Wellingtons brought in in October.

Royal Navy warships and Sunderland flying boats could not use the island for offensive operations, and the main fighter squadrons, Nos.

The Allies had a success in April, with victory in the Battle of the Tarigo Convoy. The Italian destroyers Tarigo , Lampo and Baleno were sunk for the loss of Mohawk.

The flotilla had been officially formed on 8 April , in response to the need for a Malta Strike Force. This formation was to interdict Axis convoys.

Commander Lord Louis Mountbatten 's 5th Destroyer Flotilla was later ordered to merge with Mack's fleet to increase its striking power. The strike force had considerable success, which justified basing it at Malta despite the danger from air attack.

On 21 May, the force was sent to join the Battle of Crete. It was several months before the depleted strike force returned. Further success was had by the Malta Convoys.

An urgent supply convoy from Gibraltar to Alexandria Operation Tiger coincided with reinforcements for the Mediterranean Fleet, two small convoys from Egypt to Malta and 48 more Hurricanes flew off HMS Ark Royal and Furious in Operation Splice, with only the loss of the SS Empire Song , which hit a mine and sank with 10 Hurricane fighters and 57 tanks on board.

The Axis air forces maintained air superiority; Hitler ordered Fliegerkorps X to protect Axis shipping, prevent Allied shipping passing through the central Mediterranean and neutralise Malta as an Allied base.

Around German and Italian aircraft carried out the operation, and the RAF struggled to fly more than six or eight fighter sorties.

Occasionally, 12 Hurricanes were flown in from British carriers but the replacements were soon used up. From 11 April — 10 May, Axis raids were carried out against military installations on Malta.

Most of the heavy equipment in Grand Harbour was destroyed and the dry-docks could only be operated by hand.

It was many more times the tonnage dropped by the Italians, but far short of the amount dropped the following year.

More than 2, civilian buildings were destroyed as opposed to only during the Italian siege. Eventually, 2, miners and stonemasons were recruited to build public shelters but the pay was poor and the miners threatened to strike, and were threatened with conscription into the army.

The workers capitulated but instituted a go-slow, trebling the cost of the work. In April, Hitler was forced to intervene in the Balkans which led to the campaign of that name; it was also known as the German invasion of Yugoslavia and included the Battle of Greece.

The subsequent campaign and the heavy German losses in the Battle of Crete convinced Hitler that air drops behind enemy lines, using paratroopers, were no longer feasible unless surprise was achieved.

He acknowledged that the chances of success in an air operation of that kind were low; German airborne forces did not undertake any such operations again.

This had important consequences for Malta, as it indicated the island was only at risk from an Axis siege. When, in June, Hitler attacked the Soviet Union under Operation Barbarossa , Fliegerkorps X departed for the Eastern Front, and the Regia Aeronautica was left to continue its highly effective air campaign against Malta in the coming months.

Supply issues were bad, the small German force left was forced to abandon operations on 22 April By early May , the Luftwaffe had flown 1, bomber, 1, fighter and reconnaissance missions for just 44 losses.

On 1 June, Air Vice Marshal Forster Maynard , Malta's Air Officer Commanding, was replaced by Air Commodore Hugh Lloyd. Still, he had every intention of taking the offensive.

Outside his office, in the underground headquarters at Lascaris , he hung a sign outside; "Less depends on the size of the dog in the fight than on the size of the fight in the dog".

Within a few hours Lloyd had made an inspection tour of the airfields and the main workshops at Kalafrana.

The state of the island was worse than he expected. The slackening of German air activity had allowed the number of aircraft to increase, but the RAF still had fewer than 60 machines of all types.

Maintenance was difficult. Hardly any spare or replacement parts were available—spares had to be obtained by sifting through the debris of wrecks or by cannibalising undamaged aircraft.

Furthermore, the airfields were too small; there was no heavy equipment to work with; and even the commonest sorts of tools, such as hammers and wrenches, were all but impossible to find.

All refuelling had to be done by hand from individual drums. The shelter was also inadequate, so there was little protection for what equipment they did have.

Most aircraft were clustered together on open runways, presenting tempting targets. At Kalafrana, all the buildings were close together and above ground.

The single engine-repair facility on Malta was located right next to the only test benches. Lloyd himself said, "a few bombs on Kalafrana in the summer of would have ruined any hope of Malta ever operating an air force".

Usually, the protection of air defences and naval assets on the island would have had priority. Certainly bringing in more supplies would have made greater strategic sense, before risking going on to the offensive and thus in turn risking the wrath of the enemy.

But the period was an eventful one. In North Africa, the DAK was on the move and Rommel was pressing his army towards the Suez Canal and Alexandria in Egypt.

RAF forces on Malta could not afford to sit idle; they could prevent Rommel's advance, or slow it down, by striking at his supply lines.

Malta was the only place from where British strike aircraft could launch their attacks. Lloyd's bombers and a small flotilla of submarines were the only forces available to harass Rommel's supply lines into the autumn.

Only then did the surface fleets return to Malta to support the offensive. With the exception of coal, fodder, kerosene and essential civilian supplies were such that a reserve of 8—15 months was built up.

Operation Substance was particularly successful in July The supplies included spares and aircraft.

Around 60 bombers and Hurricanes were now available. This convoy proved critical to saving Malta, as its supplies were deemed to be essential when the Germans returned in December.

In mid, new squadrons—No. Naval carriers flew in a total of 81 more fighters in April—May. By 12 May, there were 50 Hurricanes on the island.

On 21 May, No. Between July and December , RAF fighters passed through Malta and left for North Africa. By early August, Malta now had 75 fighters and anti-aircraft guns.

Bristol Blenheim bombers also joined the defenders and began offensive operations. Besides preparing for offensive operations and reinforcing the RAF on the island, Lloyd also rectified many of the deficiencies.

Thousands of Maltese and 3, British Army soldiers were drafted in to better protect the airfields. Even technical staff, clerks and flight crews helped when required.

Dispersal strips were built, repair shops were moved underground from dockyards and airfields. Underground shelters were also created in the belief that the Luftwaffe would soon return.

In the attack, 15 men were killed and 18 captured, and most of the boats were lost. An MT boat hit St Elmo Bridge , which collapsed.

The bridge was never restored, and it was only in that a new one was built in its place. Lloyd asked his bombers to attack at mast-height, increasing accuracy but making them easier targets for Italian anti-aircraft defences.

Part of the reason for this favourable outcome in November , was the arrival of Force K of the Royal Navy, which during the Battle of the Duisburg Convoy sank all the ships, which practically blockaded Libyan ports.

The RAF Malta Command would then dispatch the ASV-Wellingtons to sweep the seas and direct the British naval forces to the convoy.

On 13 November, the carrier HMS Ark Royal — returning to Gibraltar after transporting aircraft to Malta—was sunk by a U-boat.

Damage from the mines sank the cruiser HMS Neptune and damaged the cruiser Aurora. Following the disaster and with a resurgence of the Axis aerial bombardment of Malta, surface ships were withdrawn from the central Mediterranean in January While Italian bombing was again proving successful against the British, the Luftwaffe returned in force in December to renew intensive bombing.

Eight Marylands, two other aircraft, three Beaufighters, one Blenheim fighter and many bombers were also lost.

Among those losses was Squadron Leader Peter "Boy" Mould. By June , Geisler had been moved to Libya to support the DAK in the North African Campaign.

In the Mediterranean and on Malta, the Allies recovered and began offensive operations against Axis shipping bringing supplies to the DAK in North Africa.

The mounting shipping supply losses affected Geisler's ability to support Erwin Rommel and his forces, which caused tension between the Wehrmacht and the Luftwaffe.

Geisler was to be returned to Sicily with his remaining air strength to solve the issue. However, the Germans backed down over Italian protests. On 6 October Geisler did extend his air sector responsibilities to cover the Tripoli-Naples sea route to curtail losses.

Hans Jeschonnek , Goring's chief of staff, suggested sending Luftflotte 2 and its commander Albert Kesselring to Sicily from the Eastern Front.

Göring agreed, and was willing to send 16 Gruppen to Sicily, anticipating a Soviet collapse in the east; Fliegerkorps II Bruno Loerzer , arrived in January , with Kesselring as Oberbefehlshaber Süd OB Süd , Commander-in-Chief South from 1 December Messerschmitt Bf s and Ju 88 night fighters from Zerstörergeschwader 26 ZG 26, or Destroyer Wing 26 and Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 NJG 1 or Night Fighter Wing 1 , were flown into Sicily to support Fliegerkorps II.

They quickly eliminated Malta's striking force, which was beyond the range of fighter escort while over the Mediterranean.

In the first two months, around 20 RAF bombers and reconnaissance aircraft were shot down. The only notable triumph was the sinking of the 13,ton Victoria merchant ship, one of the fastest merchantmen afloat, by a Fairey Albacore of Squadron, flown by Lieutenant Baxter Ellis, on 23 January.

Over the island, the defensive arm of the RAF was also put under pressure. Kesselring began with a raid on New Year's Day, the 1,th raid of the war.

Of the fighters that had passed through or stayed on the island since the war began, only 28 remained. One-third of all raids were directed against airfields.

The usual tactic involved a sweep ahead of the bombers by German fighters to clear the skies; this worked, and air superiority was maintained.

Only slight losses were suffered by the bombers. One notable loss was the Geschwaderkommodore of KG 77, Arved Crüger.

Dobbie and the British naval and air commanders argued for modern aircraft, particularly Spitfires , to be sent to Malta. The AOC Middle East, Arthur Tedder , sent Group Captain Basil Embry to Malta to assess the situation.

The pilots told Embry that the Hurricanes were useless and that the Spitfire was their only hope. The squadron leaders argued the inferiority of their aircraft was affecting morale.

Embry agreed and recommended that Spitfires be sent; the type began arriving in March On 29—30 April , a plan for the invasion of the island was approved by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini during a meeting at Berchtesgaden.

It envisaged an airborne assault with one German and one Italian airborne division, under the command of German General Kurt Student.

This would have been followed by a seaborne landing of two or three divisions protected by the Regia Marina.

The Italians, in agreement with Kesselring, made the invasion of Malta the priority in the region. However, two major factors stopped Hitler from giving the operation the green light.

The first was Erwin Rommel. Due to Kesselring's pounding of the island the supply lines to North Africa had been secured.

He was able to gain the ascendancy in North Africa once again. Although Rommel believed Malta should be invaded, he insisted the conquest of Egypt and the Suez Canal, not Malta, was the priority.

The cruiser Kenya was damaged by an Italian submarine, and then the cruiser Manchester was damaged by an Italian motor torpedo boat, in such a difficult situation that her captain felt forced to scuttle her.

The fatal mix of aircraft, submarines and motor torpedo boats sank merchant ship after merchant ship until only three were left to sail into Grand Harbour.

Another two, most notably the heavily damaged tanker Ohio , carrying Park's precious fuel, remained afloat and arrived later.

After the loss of the surface striking forces, its effect on Axis supply lines had been, at best, marginal.

There were always more supplies at Tripoli than could be transported to German troops at the front.

Indeed the effort put into supplying Malta was disproportionate. As historian Correlli Barnett has argued, the island had become the Verdun of World War Two, drawing Allied forces into a debilitating battle of attrition.

Having been awarded the George Cross as a propaganda gesture, the island of Malta could not be allowed to fall as Singapore had done.

Indeed the North African campaign was being fought in as much to sustain Malta as vice versa. Yet in the late summer of that year Malta probably did play a role of some significance.

As Stephen Bungay has shown, its renewed air and submarine striking forces prevented Rommel from fully exploiting the sea port of Tobruk, thus neutralising it as a supply point for his troops at Alamein.

In this way, therefore, Malta eventually vindicated, at least to some extent, the effort put into preserving it as a base across Axis communications.

And after the Allied victories in North Africa, late in , to which the island had finally contributed, the long siege of Malta was raised at last.

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