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Week 24: Valetta

July 13th 2015
Hi Everyone, This weekend was Valetta, the capital city of Malta, a tiny island in the Mediterranean just south of Sicily. Despite it's small size, it's an island that's absolutely full of history, acting as a key point in controlling shipping in the Mediterranean for hundreds of years. It's old cities are often centred around giant fortresses built to defend against invasions by the Ottoman ... read more
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Maltese Flag Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both World Wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964. A decade later Malta became a republic. Since about the mi... ... read more
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