by Dottore on Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:17 pm
Did the german navy enter Maltese ports??????
As a matter of fact, yes, we did. It was after the Santa Maria convoy had got through. One of our torpedo got stuck in the lower hull of the Ohio and we entered port to claim it back.
At that time I had duel citizenship and had a Maltese passport. My father was half Jamaican that’s why. Any way since I spoke fluent Maltese I was ordered to negotiate with the locals and get our torpedo back.
Handsome as I was, I gingerly stepped down from our U Boat and entered hostile land. The Locals were not that glad to see me but as soon as I said “Viva Malta u L’Maltin” the whole population repeated in chorus and lifted me up in triumph….. which had about 100 miles and was still in good condition.
We arrive at the palace square with shouts of “Viva Malta u L’Maltin” and I was escorted to the presidential slightly oval office. We couldn’t see eye to eye…. But than the butler switched on the lights and we could see, since the heavy drapes were shutting the sunlight out.
Four long hours passed and we still could not negotiate a fair deal. We wanted our torpedo and the Maltese wanted Independence. Than it happened! I slammed my fist on the dark oak table and shock the cigarette ashes from their resting place. The room stood silent……. Sweat was dripping from my forehead…. I was perspiring at a rate never before seen in history……. and shouted at the top of my lungs!!!!! “Aahhhhhhhhhhh….. who put this bloody drawing pin on the table!” A drawing pin, left carelessly on the table had penetrated in my tender skin… I fainted and was loosing blood rapidly. Medics said that I had lost a milligram of blood. Enough to put me out of active action. But I was half Maltese and proud and demanded that our torpedo be returned.
Finally we came to an agreement. The locals gave us our torpedo and we did not conquer Malta so that they could get their independence and entered Europe. True story