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Fort Rinalla is a rather small fort in Kalkara - just outside Valletta. The fort was build by the British forces in the 1880's. It was build to house one of the two big Armstrong 100 ton guns, that were to be a part of the protection of the harbour at Valetta. Today there is a small museum at the barracks that was used by the crew that manned this gigantic gun.  
   
Kalkara - Valetta

The big 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella.

The big 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella. Notice the boy behind the gun.
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The one of the two ammunition storages beneath the 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella.

The one of the two ammunition storages beneath the 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella.
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The one of the two elevator the was used to bring ammunition from the storages beneath the 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella to the gun.

The one of the two elevator the was used to bring ammunition from the storages beneath the 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella to the gun.
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A part of the exhibition at the barracks at Fort Rinella.

a part of the exhibition at the barracks at Fort Rinella.
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The big 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella seen from behind.

The big 100 ton Armstrong gun at Fort Rinella seen from behind.
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A sign outside Fort Rinella.

A sign outside Fort Rinella.
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