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posted 7 Apr 2017, 23:05 by Pat Scott
Auberge de Castille, Valletta - Friday 21 April 2017 at 7.00pm

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary from the award of the George Cross to Malta by King George VI, in April 1942, Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna in conjunction with the Malta Tourism Authority is holding a public lecture by the British military historian and broadcaster James Holland, author of military history books including the best seller Fortress Malta.

In this talk, James Holland will focus on the crucial months of 1942, revealing the depth of the nation’s suffering and outlining its extraordinary fightback and the part the island played in the Axis defeat in North Africa. For more than two years, fortress of Malta was besieged, yet it held out against the odds and played a vital strategic role as an offensive base from which Britain could attack vital Axis supply lines.

The lecture will be followed by the viewing of the historic 1942 British documentary Malta GC and a reception kindly provided by the Office of the Prime Minister. 

A brief Fortress Malta book signing by the author will precede the reception.

This event is taking place on Friday 21st April 2017 at 7.00pm and is being hosted by the Office of the Prime Minister at the Ambassadors’ Hall, Auberge de Castille, Valletta. Attendance is free but limited to 120 and strictly by prior registration on a first come first served basis. Due to security constraints unregistered individuals and late comers will not be allowed in.

This event is being held under the auspices of the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Hon Owen Bonnici and kindly supported by the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard.

To book email giving name and numbers of attendees.

Dress jacket and tie.