The Maltese love digging and then building things with the limestone they carve from the cliffs.
In WWII they undertook two remarkable projects.
One was to excavate an underground HQ for the Allied Commanders. Eisenhower was here as was General Patten and Montgomery. They planned the invasion of Italy via Sicily from this network of man made caves. It's remarkable, as if they just walked out yesterday. They took two years to excavate it and only used it for 6 months. Italy capitulated in 1943 and Malta was in the clear. They had suffered bombing by the Germans and the Italians in a relatively short period which was heavier than that which London experienced during the whole war.
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