21 July 1940: Maltese ‘Bravest of the Brave’ Says Report

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MALTESE CROSS STANDS FOR VALOUR

Maltese Cross

Once again in her long history of struggle and triumph this lonely little island set in the centre of the Mediterranean sea finds herself in the very forefront of a major war.  With the entry of Italy into the war and with the new factor of air power to consider, Malta has become almost a beleaguered garrison in a state of siege. 

To this condition, Malta is no stranger, for her island story bristles with the tale of repeated sieges suffered and withstood, that Europe’s faith might endure and that Europe’s culture might remain Christian.  The Maltese are first and foremost a pious people and it is no mere chance that the emblem under which they have always fought…

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