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GEORGE CROSS AWARD COMMEMORATION

15/04/201619:15
GEORGE CROSS AWARD COMMEMORATION

 

 

On 15 April 1942, at the height of World War II, a heavily bombed Malta was awarded the George Cross Medal by King George VI "to honour her brave people ... to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history". Indeed, 74 years later, in the very same Square where the cremony was held, this historic event shall once again be commemorated with a Son et Lumiere, where the harrowing episodes of Malta during the Second World War are recounted.

Venue: St George's Square - Valletta
Seating: 19.15 Start of event: 19.45 ending 21.00 hrs.

Admission free.

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"To honour the 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".

The proclamation was issued by King George VI, on 15 April, 1942, to honour the people of Malta for their bravery and tenacity against the most harrowing bombardments during World War II. The George Cross was carried personally to Malta by Lord Viscount Gort, VC., who had just been appointed as Governor and Commander-In-Chief of the Maltese Islands. However, the actual ceremony was held months later, on 13th September, 1942. The presentation was held in St George's Square, Valletta. Malta's Chief Justice Sir George Borg received the medal on behalf of the Maltese nation.



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