JANCKER wrote:Wait... isn't Malta in Italy? Just kidding... cause some people think it is.
FCBayernMunchen wrote:The deportees came from all walks of life, including Nerik Mizzi, one of the leaders of the Nationalist Party, Sir Arturo Mercieca (who had been forced to resign his post as chief justice) Herbert Ganado, editor of Lehen is-Sewwa, Chev Vincenzo Bugeja, dockyard workers including the brother of Dun Gorg Preca, and even a 70-year-old man. They had originally been interned in May 1940, shortly before Italy entered the war, because it was claimed that they posed a threat to public safety and national security. They were never told how that was the case.
He recalled that the Maltese were interned without due process. They were first taken to Fort Salvatore in the Cottonera Lines, then the Corradino prisons, where they protested that they were not criminals, and finally St Agatha convent in Rabat. [source]
@JANCKER: Yeah, loads of people think we speak Italian too.
ramsej84 wrote:@ Fcbayern .What? A relative of yours was interned ?
ramsej84 wrote:That journalist who has your surname is a relative of yours ?
So he was your great grandfather ? Wow you should seek more about his story .
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