Those no good Medish lies!
An excellent book (historical fiction) about the Siege of Malta is Angels In Iron by Nicholas C. Prata.
Some excerpts (spelling corrected for an American audience) from a website about the Siege:
A Battle for Europe All of Europe prayed fervently realizing what was at stake. As Queen Elizabeth of England declared: "If the Turks should prevail against the Isle of Malta, it is uncertain what further peril might follow to the rest of Christendom." The Knights of St. John…After the success of the First Crusade they became a Military Order in 1113. Young aristocrats from Spain, Portugal, England, France, Germany and Italy enthusiastically joined the Knights of St. John…The Knights of St. John were recognized as the toughest soldiers in Christendom.
The Defenders On the Christian side, there were less than 700 Knights of St. John, 400 Spanish soldiers, 800 Italian soldiers, 200 Greek and Sicilian soldiers, approximately 3,000 soldiers drawn from the Maltese population, and along with other civilians who were given weapons, a total force of less than 9,000 men Relief The morale of the defenders of Malta was lifted when 4 galleys from Sicily managed to evade the Turkish blockade and land a small relief force of 42 knights and 700 militia.
Quite obviously, all a bunch of Medish lies! Such fantastic inventions are not in any approved “movement” texts, so they must be – let us have no doubt whatsoever! – outrageous falsehoods!
All Hail The “Movement!”