23 June 2010

Anniversary of the Fall of Fort St. Elmo

Today marks the anniversary of the fall of Fort St. Elmo during the siege of Malta.  It was a crucial victory in defeat by the valiant Knights who fought to the last man and made the Turkish attackers pay a huge price in blood for their efforts.  It also provided the main body of defenders at Fort Saint Angelo additional time to await reinforcements from Europe.  What the Turkish invaders hoped would fall in 10 days took nearly a month and cost them dearly in men, resources, and time.  Please take a moment  to remember our brothers who fell this day in defense of the Faith.  This picture is taken from Fort St. Angelo looking across the bay to Fort St. Elmo on the left.

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