Malta: When St John’s Co-Cathedral was threatened by 2,000lb bomb in 1955, and the man who led its defusing

It is a known piece of historical trivia that for a time during the Second World War, Malta was the most bombed place on the planet. That’s evidenced by the fact that right up to this very day, bombs from back then continue to be unearthed.

But no bomb dropped during the war came bigger than Hermann. The 2,200 pound bomb – roughly 1,000kg – was named by the Germans after their quite plump Luftwaffe commander Hermann Goring, and was capable of destruction on a major scale.

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Source: Malta Independent