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The Rotunda of St. Marija Assunta {aka: The Mosta Dome} is the third-largest church dome in Eurpoe.

On April 9, 1942, during an afternoon air-raid, a 200kg Luftwaffe bomb pierced the dome and fell among a congregation of more than 300 people. It did not explode.

One version of this event states that, upon opening the bomb, it was found to be filled with sand instead of explosive and contained a note saying "greetings from Plzen" from the workers at Skoda Works in the German-occupied Czechoslovakia who had allegedly sabotaged its production.
Uploaded: Feb, 03 2010 | Taken: Aug, 23 2009| Viewed: 31 times  | 6 votes
Camera: SONY | Model: CYBERSHOT | Exposure 10/5000s, ISO 100 | FLength: 18mm | SW: Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6.0.6001.18000

pesu - Feb, 03 2010 04:02pm
Great clarity - interesting story!

horourke - Feb, 03 2010 08:02pm
Great legend, good picture

louis - Feb, 04 2010 07:02am
Very interesting story

jacko1 - Feb, 04 2010 08:02am
We also visited the Mosta Dome with local friends and were assured that this story is true as several of their relatives were in the congregation at the time and vouch for it!


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