Relive Gozo’s history through reenactment of the French invasion
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In the largest reenactment event ever organised in Malta and Gozo – 550 reenactors from 17 countries will portray episodes of Malta and Gozo’s history, to mark the 220th anniversary of the arrival of the French to the islands under General Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Historical Reenactment Groups of Malta will be bringing this history of Gozo back to life next weekend by recreating landmark events illustrating the French invasion of Gozo, the Islanders’ rebellion, and subsequent liberation, starting with the landing of the French in Gozo, which will be reenacted at Ramla Bay.
The weekend event in Gozo will be centred around Ramla Bay, Victory Square Xaghra, and the streets and squares of Victoria, including the Citadel, on Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th of June, between 10.30am and 3.00pm each day. The programme for Gozo is shown below.It is being organised by HRGM with the collaboration of members of 60 other reenactment societies coming from places as far apart as Norway, Australia, Spain and Russia, and who represent Maltese, French and British military forces, as well as civilians.
All events in the programme are free of charge. To view the full programme, which includes events in Malta, please see here.
Photograph by Alain Salvary