The true WW2 story of 3 million bombs, a small island and a young Scottish soldier who didn't want to be there - and could only tell the truth to his diary.
This is not a WW2 memoir; it is a riveting reconstruction from an eye-witness account written at the time in a secret diary... a diary too dangerous to show anyone, too precious to destroy.
The true story of four years, 3 million bombs, one small island out-facing the might of the German and Italian airforces - and one young Scotsman who didn't want to be there.
Young men died in wars and old men lied about what they had done in them; George had no intention of doing either.
Private George Taylor arrived on Malta in 1940 thinking that shiny buttons would earn him a fast promotion; he left four years later, a cynical sergeant and a Master Freemason who never said, 'I was there' without a cynical smile.
Despite the moments when he said 'It's me for the next boat', despite his fears that Nettie had forgotten him. George kept the Royal Army Medical Corps motto, 'In arduis fidelis', 'faithful through hard time' - in public - and only told his diary the inside story of four long years...
Sixty years later the truth has to be told.