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Malta George Cross Memorial

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Published on:  2020-04-29 13:12:00

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It is a war memorial in London, built to commemorate the Siege of Malta in the Second World War, which led to the island's being collectively awarded the George Cross in April 1942. The memorial was unveiled in 2005, near All Hallows by the Tower. The memorial is constructed from a large rectangular monolithic block of limestone from the Maltese island of Gozo. The main panel to the southeast recounts the Siege of Malta from 1940 to 1943, and the consequent loss of 7,000 lives of Maltese civilians and Allied and Commonwealth service personnel. A Maltese cross is displayed above this main panel. The stone was a bright white colour when it was unveiled, but has been weathered and darkened.

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