John A. MizziJOHN A. MIZZI

John A. Mizzi is a journalist of distinction, having started his career as a 15-year-old boy in 1940 writing reports from Malta, under aerial siege, in British publications – the youngest to do so from any front-line of battle at the time.

He was for many years news editor of the Times of Malta and frequently acting editor of both the Times of Malta and the Sunday Times of Malta. He was also correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Independent Television News, British United Press, Religious News Services and a contributor to various media in the United Kingdom, the United States and Malta.

He is still a very much sought after interviewer, especially on television, on various topics, particularly on the war years and is at present editing Malta at War, a definitive, illustrated six-volume record of the island’s struggle during the Second World War.

He has compiled various television documentaries on the United States and several European countries, notably the Soviet Union, and collaborated in documentaries shown on the BBC and Granada.

He is the author of a number of meticulously researched books, notably Gallipoli – The Malta Connection, of the Anglo-French expedition in Turkey during the First World War; Scouting in Malta, a history of the Scout Movement; and Massacre in Malta, an account of the hijacking of an
Egyptian airliner in 1985.

He has been active in the Scout Movement since boyhood, both in Malta and abroad, and was given
the highest decoration by the Russian Scout Association for his help in the reestablishing of
Scouting in that country in the 1990s.