Fort Rinella, being lovingly restored by volunteers from the FONDAZZJONI WIRT ARTNA Malta Heritage Foundation.

According to the guide, their hope is to get the gun into working condition again - the tests they've made showed that the barrel would still be good for about 60 rounds.

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Fort Rinella, seen from the main road:

The main entrance. The drawbridge isn't operational yet, unfortunately.

One of the casemates, leading to the Caponiers and Counter-scarp Gallery

The Ditch

The Counter-scarp Gallery from the outside

The Counter-scarp Gallery from the inside

One of the storage casemates, complete with an old gun.

Another old gun

A collection of old shells

Old shells for the 100-ton-gun

The shell store

A 1-ton grenade...

Loading trolleys used to transport shells and gunpowder bags.

Another view of the rails used for the trolleys

One of the two loading rooms

The 100-ton gun itself

The 100-ton-gun in all it's beauty

The traversing position - unfortunately, all the hydraulics etc. were removed in 1906

One of the loading turrets

A loading turret from the inside - sadly, again all working parts are missing.

This is what is left of the engine room...

Volunteers are giving their spare time for reenactments to get some money from tourists for the restoration of the Fort.

Gun drill inside a caponier

A bit of infantry drill

A rifle demonstration

Rifle fire from the barracks room into the ditch

A signals squad

A barracks room, for normal soldiers...

A barracks room, for officers...

 

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