Seige of Malta 1940-1943

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Reference WMO265409

Address:

St Thomas the Martyr Church

Barras Bridge

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Stained glass window of contemporary style depicting an Angel looking down on three boats and planes coming to break the siege. At base, two fishermen representing St Luke and St Paul climbing onto rocks from the wreckage of their boat. On the pennant attached to the boat's mast are the words MALTA GC. To the right is the Badge of the George Cross Island Association. At bottom right is the logo of the Royal Navy and the Crests of the Army, Merchant Navy and Royal Air Force. Below the window is a dedicatory plaque. An associated standard is framed nearby. (c IWM Register)
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(Plaque) THIS WINDOW WAS DONATED BY THE GEORGE CROSS ISLAND ASSOCIATION/ (NORTH EAST & SCOTLAND BRANCH) TO COMMEMORATE THE FORTITUDE/ OF THE MALTESE PEOPLE AND THE VITAL ROLE OF THE ROYAL NAVY, ARMY, ROYAL AIR FORCE AND MERCHANT NAVY, IN DEFENDING THE ISLAND/ AND MAINTAINING SUPPLIES DURING THE HEROIC SEIGE OF 1940 TO 1943./ AHNA FLIMKIEN NIFTKARU Ż-ŻMIEN TA’ L-ASSEDJU

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