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Title: The invasion of Sicily : personal experiences of a young man in Għasri
Authors: Calleja, Toni
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Sicily
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
Airports -- Malta -- Gozo
Xewkija (Malta) -- History -- 20th century
Gourgion Tower (Xewkija, Malta)
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta. Gozo Campus
Citation: Calleja, T. (2019). The invasion of Sicily: personal experiences of a young man in Għasri. Gozo Observer, 39, 16-19.
Abstract: The 10th July 2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Sicily, which event represented a great relief for the inhabitants of the Maltese islands, since it was going to ward off the war from our country. The success of this massive, military operation was fundamental because, first and foremost, it was going to eliminate the apprehension connected with a possible invasion of Malta by the Nazi and Fascist forces. Success was also important for the Mediterranean in order that it would become less dangerous and thus the Merchant Fleet would be able to deliver provisions in a regular manner, so as to alleviate the shortages that were a cause of starvation for the population.
Appears in Collections:The Gozo Observer - Issue 39, Winter 2019
The Gozo Observer - Issue 39, Winter 2019

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