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Malta George Cross 50th Anniversary Memorial : 12-December-2012
Malta George Cross 50th Anniversary Memorial : 12-December-2012
Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The memorial commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the awarding of the George Cross to the country of Malta during World War Two.

Location

Address:Menzies Crescent, Prospect, 5082
State:SA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.885036
Long: 138.599691
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:15-April-1942
Actual Event End Date:15-April-1992

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

50th Anniversary 1942- 1992

Malta G. C.

During the Second World War of 1939-45, Malta was an important naval base which withstood the might of the Axis powers, withstanding saturation bombing raids.

The gallantry of the civilian population who showed the greatest courage, herosim and devotion was such, that King George VI commanded on the 15th April 1942, the award of the George Cross to this fortress island.

This memorial is dedicated to their memory by their descendants now living in South Australia.

Source: MA,TOH
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