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Malta

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Malta is a small Island State in the Mediterranean and for a long time was a British Colony and popular posting.

Site of the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 when outnumbered 8 to 1, the Knights of St. John held off a huge force of Ottoman Turks intent on shoeing the living daylights out of them.

Due to it's strategic position it was a prime target for the Germans in the Second World War. It was bombarded relentlessly from the air and the population showed so much resilience that the island was awarded the George Cross for the population's bravery.