LINE of DEFENCE

Just as it had in the Battle of Britain, radar proved crucial in the successful defence of Malta WORDS: ROBIN J. BROOKS

Near the Maltese village of Maghtab stands a concrete sentinel from a bygone age. Known as a ‘sound mirror’, it was constructed during 1934-35, and is similar to structures that can also still be seen at Greatstone on the Kent coast. They were all intended to give early warning of approaching enemy aircraft.

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