Messina Brothers

Messina Brothers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Messina Brothers were a Maltese-based criminal organization which dominated London's underworld during the inter-war and post-WWII years. Born to a Sicilian father and Maltese mother in Valletta, Malta, the Messinas were involved with their father in white slavery during the early 1900s.Their father Giuseppe was born in Sicily before moving to Malta to set up a brothel. He married a Maltese woman and gained Maltese citizenship. He had four sons, one was born in Valletta, while the other three were born in Alexandria, Egypt. As far back as 1908, Egyptian authorities reported the Messinas as known traffickers of women who, convincing local women with promises of marriage, eventually forced them into prostitution upon arriving in London's West End.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135813110
  • 9786135813111