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Title: 74th anniversary of the Santa Marija Convoy
Keywords: Santa Maria Convoy, 1942
Operation Pedestal, 1942
World War, 1939-1945 -- Malta
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British
Naval convoys -- Malta -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Malta -- History -- Anniversaries, etc.
Issue Date: 2016-08-16
Publisher: Standard Publications Ltd
Citation: (2016, August 16). 74th anniversary of the Santa Marija Convoy, Malta Independent, pp. 6.
Abstract: In August 1942, the Maltese were on the verge of starvation, and days away from a possible surrender to the Axis forces led by Nazi Germany. But a last-ditch, high-risk effort to supply the island paid off, despite heavy losses. 15tth August 2016 marked the 74th anniversary of Operation Pedestal - popularly known as the Santa Marija Convoy in Malta - when the first three of five merchant ships to make the journey - a further nine were lost - reached Valletta's Grand Harbour.
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