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John A Mizzi: 23 June 1925 – 5 February 2013

07 Feb

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John A MizziJohn A Mizzi was the creator and editor of Malta at War magazine, a compendium of the Island’s siege during World War Two.

John Mizzi began chronicling the history of wartime Malta as a 15-year-old boy in 1940, writing reports of the siege for British news publications. He was the youngest person to do so from any front line of battle at the time.

During the war John worked as a clerk at the Rationing Office at Qormi and Birkirkara, and later ran the clothing rationing section for the armed forces in Valletta.

After the war his career in journalism blossomed, and he spent nearly thirty years as news editor of The Times and The Sunday Times of Malta, as well as a stringer for The Daily Telegraph.

As well as his own publications, John Mizzi inspired and helped many historians who have written about Malta in World War Two, including maltagc70.  He recently appeared on the BBC TV documentary Battle for Malta, presented by James Holland.

Source of information:  Times of Malta

 

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Posted by on February 7, 2013 in 1942, September 1942, Uncategorized

 

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4 responses to “John A Mizzi: 23 June 1925 – 5 February 2013

  1. Derek Lawbuary

    February 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr Mizzi. Your duties done.

    Derek & Lyn Lawbuary. Naxxar.

     
  2. Aristide Calleja

    February 8, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THE ‘NEW POSTS ON MALTA’ FOR A WHILE AND NOVEMBER WAS THE LAST ONE RECEIVED.  I ENJOYED READING THEM AS I WAS PART OF THE WAR.  I LEFT MALTA IN 1947 AT AGE 18.  I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO READ ABOUT MY UNCLE WHO BORE THE SAME NAME ARISTIDE FORMOSA WHO DIED IN DOCKYARD BY SMOKE SCREEN EXPLOSION.  I WOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD CONTINUE SENDING ME THE EMAILS AND IF POSSIBLE, GO BACK TO DECEMBER 2012.   THANK YOU SO MUCH.  SINCERELY, ARISTIDE CALLEJA

    ________________________________ PEACE

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  3. Joseph V. Stephens

    February 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    He made a great contribution to an understanding of Malta’s ordeal in World War ll. Where can I get some information about ‘Malta at War Magazine?”

     
  4. Susan Earl

    June 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    A lovely man who helped my gran with photos of her 18 year old son’s grave over in Malta, He stayed in touch for many years.

    God bless John.

     

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