At 07,34 on 28 November 1942, on the gallows of the Maltese prison of Corradino, Carmelo Borg Pisani (born in Senglea near Valletta, 10 August 1915) died, a young artist who dreamed of the liberation of his island from the British.
Driven by a generous enthusiasm he left his brush and palette to take up his rifle. Enlisted as a private in the Italian Army, he was the protagonist of an unfortunate secret mission which ended with his arrest and trial for high treason. Thus he entered the ranks of the Gold Medals for Military Valor.
A controversial figure, protagonist of a tragic story, he was considered an irredentist hero in Italy and a traitor in Malta, although not by everyone.
We tell it tonight at 21.00, on the 80th anniversary of the hanging, together with the historian and writer Stefano Fabei and to the commander of the Navy Paul Gulminelli, in a new episode of Difesa ON AIR (channels Facebook e YouTube of Online Defense).
See you there!