Very interesting post.
looking forward to future instalments of ‘Bronzes of Valletta’.
Bronzes of Valletta Part 1: Monument to a wartime leader
There is a relatively inconspicuous corner in Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens which houses a simple but artistic monument. The monument consists of a plain white marble column on which stands a beautifully rendered bust of Sir Winston Churchill, wartime Prime Minister of Britain during the Second World War.
Churchill had a long relationship with Malta, the island he was to describe as “the unsinkable aircraft carrier” for its unwavering defence against the Axis onslaught during the siege of 1941-43. In fact he visited the island on no less than six separate occasions over a forty year period which covered both World Wars. His first visit was in 1907 as a junior minister in the British government and his last two visits took place when the Second World War was still ongoing in 1943 and 1945 respectively. In his…
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