Monday, July 02, 2007

The Maltese Flag

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The flag of Malta. It is stated that the colours were given to Malta by Count Roger of Sicily, in 1901 however many say that this is a legend developed through time!

In the upper corner of the white field is the George Cross. The honour was awarded to the entire Maltese population for the exceptional bravery and gallantry during WW2. The Flag was adopted upon Malta's independence, on 21 September 1964.

As you might have realised the flag was not hung properly here as it should have been turned around and the cross should be seen from the right hand side.


12 comments:

Peter said...

Malta certainly desserved the very special honor of the George Cross! I guess your families suffered a lot!

Jilly said...

Really nice photograph against the blue/green of the sea. I didn't know the story of the flag which is quite something to think a whole nation was given the George Cross in this way.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a proud flag with a glorious history. I like the idea of displaying flags but find, like you did, that most do not know which was to hang them.

Abraham Lincoln
—American Gold Finch—

Olivier said...

un beau drapeau (qui aurait pu ĂȘtre dans le theme du mois) et la celebre croix de malte


a beautiful flag (which could have been in the topic of the month) and celebrates it Maltese cross

talj said...

Lovely to read a little about your country and flag :o)

inspired said...

i never knew that ;o]

Ash said...

Lovely image and info. Thanks for sharing.

RUTH said...

Lovely photos on your blog. I'll enjoy visiting and seeing more of Malta.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Nice photograph and information on the flag.

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Kate said...

More interesting information from another blogger! Thanks for the history of your flag--a great symbol!

lyliane said...

Thank you for information on Malta, I will have a good tourist guide with your blog

Jacques Rene' Zammit said...

Hello. Interesting blog. Just a little thing: the legend regarding Count Roger does not have the early 1900's as a context ... more like 1091! I guess it is a typo!