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The Siege of Malta

The Siege of Malta

The Siege of Malta took place in 1565 when the Ottoman Empire invaded the island, then held by the Knights Hospitaller. The siege, one of the bloodiest and most fiercely contested in history, was won by the knights and became one of the most celebrated events of the sixteenth century. Voltaire may have exaggerated when he said, "Nothing is more... More...

Malta, 1956, Monument of the Great Siege

Malta, 1962, Monument of the Great Siege

Malta, 1962, Assault on Fort St. Elmo

Malta, 1965, Turkish Camp

Malta, 1965, Battle scene

Malta, 1965, Turkish Fleet

Malta, 1965, Arrival of relief forse

Malta, 1965, La Valette's arms

Malta, 1965, Allegory of Victory

Malta, 1965, Victory medal


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