"BRITISH INFLUENCE" Valletta Favorite Tip by alyf1961

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Favorite thing: On the 5th of September 1800, the French signed over the islands of Malta to the British. the armistice was signed near to the Portes De Bombes in Floriana by General Claude Henri Vaubois and Rear Admiral Pierre Villeneuve for the French and Major General Henry Pigot and Captain George Martin for the British.
The Maltese took a special liking to Captain Alexander Ball after he was sent by Nelson to block the French troops in Valletta. He was chosen by the Maltese as their chief and representative.
This was the start of a relationship between Britain and Malta that lasts up until today. Malta is still part of the commonwealth.

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2010
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