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“To honour her brave people I award the George Cross to the Island fortress of Malta to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history.” King George VI, 15 April 1942
WELCOME TO maltaGC70.com, a complete daily chronicle of the war in Malta from June 1940 to the end of the siege in December 1942. For the first time since the war, day by day and hour by hour, you can follow the ordeal faced by this tiny Island and its people as the second siege of Malta unfolded. The news media of the time could never reveal the true intensity of the bombing or the suffering of the Island’s civilians and defenders.
Maltagc70 was established to enable present and future generations to appreciate the outstanding contribution of the Island to the Allied victory in World War 2 and the remarkable resilience of its people in the face of extreme bombardment and near starvation. People from 185 countries worldwide have visited the website to date. Maltagc70 is an entirely voluntary project.
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SEE FOR YOURSELF
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