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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