Based primary upon records available to the author in his capacity as Adjutant of the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia, and from contemporary local records. The narrative covers the period 1798 to 1895 and describes actions in which Maltese units were engaged: removing the French from the island (1800), the expedition to Egypt (1801), and the seizure if Elba (1801), the landings in Sicily, and the second seizure of Elba (1808). Volunteers from the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery took part in the Egypt campaign of 1882. Biographical notes regarding various officers and NCOs are scattered throughout the text making this book a useful source for military historian and genealogists alike. The coloured plates are superb.