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Monthly Meeting – The Malta Story

24 May @ 14:30

The talk will be given by:- Paul Whittle

“The Malta Story”

A tiny island which for centuries has exerted a huge influence over the Mediterranean region. The talk includes the Great Siege by the Turks in 1565, and the much longer siege by the Italians and Germans in WW2.

We see why Rommel described Malta as “That scorpion in the sea” and look at Malta’s attractively restored World Heritage capital of Valletta with its impressive harbour and fortifications.

For 34 years I served in the Territorial Army, Royal Signals. I have written and published the history of my regiment, and am a keen military historian. I have been a travel lecturer since 2003. I give over 120 talks each year and also on cruise ships. I have visited over 60 countries.

In late 2018 I contributed to, and appeared in the Quest TV railway documentary series ‘How Trains Changed The World’. I have a great interest in heritage transport. I am Vice Chairman of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society, and a member of several UK steam railways and the Wey and Arun Canal trust.


24 May
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Mary Coburn

St Mary’s Church Hall Fetcham

10a The Ridgeway, Fetcham + Google Map