The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068–1945

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Gibraltar, located at the meeting points of Europe and Africa, preserves within its fortifications a rich testament to human conflict spanning 600 years. In 1068 the ruling Spanish Muslims built a large fort there. Between 1309 and 1374 Gibraltar underwent a period of intensive building and fortification, and following the Spanish reconquest of 1462 the inhabitants carried out further works. In 1704 the latest, uninterrupted period of British rule began. The 18th century saw three sieges including the most severe, known as the Great Siege, which lasted from 1779 to 1783. During World War II the 'Rock' served as a vital stop for supply convoys and naval staging base, complete with a veritable warren of secret tunnels. This book documents Gibraltar's rich history, and charts the development of these fascinating fortifications.

Product details

Published 20 Sep 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472806338
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 28 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 52
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Clive Finlayson

Prof. Clive Finlayson is Director of the Gibraltar…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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