Charles B. Grech was just emerging from boyhood when the first enemy bombs fell on Malta in June, 1940. Like most boy age, his imagination was fired by the adventure of war. Unlike most youngesters, however, the author somehow managed to be in the thick of any action taking place all over the Maltese Islands. This book is a simple but gripping eye-witness account of the war years (1940-1945) in battle-torn Malta, by happy-go-lucki child who quickly matured to adulthood, joining the Royal Air Force as an airman.
“Raiders Passed” is a fitting tribute to the children of Malta who, like Charles B. Grech, saw their chilhood snatched away by the ravages of war, hunger disease and, at time, the prenature loss of their dearest ones.