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GOVERNOR PLANS MASSIVE PROGRAMME OF SHELTER CONSTRUCTION
The Governor and C in C has made an urgent request to Alexandria for large quantities of cement, timber and reinforcing material to create air raid shelters. In a telegram to the Consul General in Alexandria, he stressed the need to arrange immediate purchase of the required supplies and their fastest possible transport to Malta. The Governor has made clear his firm belief that the provision of these shelters will be the greatest factor in the maintenance of civilian morale.
FIRST SUNDAY FREE OF AIR RAIDS
Malta’s devout Catholic population could attend Mass in peace today as the air raid sirens remained silent. This is the first Sunday since Italy declared war that there has been no air raid alert. Civilians also took the opportunity to take a precious Sunday stroll and visit family.
AIR RAIDS DAWN 11 AUGUST TO DAWN 12 AUGUST 1940
Weather Fine and very hot.
No air raids.
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