National Geographic : 1943 Mar
British Information Services Maltese Youngsters Carry Precious Water to Their Homes Without rivers, Malta gets its water supply from collected rainfall. Air raids have destroyed or damaged many reservoirs and polluted the water. Children here seem to have lost their fear of bombs; some even take charge of hoisting the warning flags. Acme The Red Flag Goes Up, Bombers Are on the Way A yellow flag is a caution alert, but red ones and the wail of sirens announce that raiders are near (page386). This British outpost has had more than 3,000 alerts, to date. Maltahas staunchly met them all with awithering barrage of "ack-ack" fire and ascreen ofR.A.F.fighters.