Maltese history comes to life at Valletta’s war bunker

A pivotal moment in Maltese history has been brought back to life this weekend.

Valletta’s main military bunker is hosting special events to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Pedestal, the Santa Marija convoy which saved Malta in August 1942.

To mark the anniversary, the underground nerve centre is hosting a series of historical re-enactments, using actors to show how the Lascaris War Rooms would have operated under enemy attack.

Visitors watched in amazement as groups of military re-enactors  from Britain and Malta came together to reconstruct the way that theRAF Sector Operations Room functioned during Nazi bombing raids.

Malta Heritage Trust chairman Mario Farrugia said: ‘A typical session will start with a short introduction about the RAF fighter interception system followed by a live re-enactment of fighter control procedures complete with sound effects.

‘Visitors can see how enemy raids were plotted and monitored on the large map table and various boards and what and how action was taken against them.’

Malta’s culture minister Owen Bonnici also toured the museum, which is one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions.

The special events at the Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta will continue on Sunday.

Il-Ministru Owen Bonnici waqt żjara fil-Lascaris War Rooms immexxija mill-Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, matul avveniment li ttella' b'tifkira tal-75 sena mill-wasla tal-Konvoj ta' Santa Marija.

Publiée par Arti u Kultura sur Samedi 12 août 2017

 

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