If you want a brief, concise and super-visual education on Malta’s crucial role during WWII then this Netflix show is a must-see on your list.
World War II in Colour isn’t a new show per se, but how many of you were aware that the sixth episode has a good 20 minutes documenting Malta’s importance as an Allied base in the Mediterranean? And, as expected, it has some incredible footage recoloured for modern-day.
From the discovery of Faith, Hope and Charity to the SS Ohio, World War II in Colour has some super revealing and detailed footage of Malta as it went through the war… all in glorious colour
Episode 4, aptly titled ‘The Meditternanean and North Africa’, goes into enough detail to get a concise history of how Malta became a key player in the Allies fight against the Axis, being the only British naval base in the Mediterranean between Hitler-occupied North Africa and Mussolini Italy.
Whilst all this may be common knowledge for most of us, some of the footage they featured was incredible, most notably the scenes which show just how much Malta was bombed.
There is also a remarkable shot of the Wembley Store in Valletta which stands more-or-less unchanged since WWII, a living testimony to Malta’s incredible history.
World War II in Colour is a 13 episode series available on Netflix; go give Episode 4 some love!