Gibraltar 1779–1783

The Great Siege

Gibraltar 1779–1783 cover

Gibraltar 1779–1783

The Great Siege

Quantity
In stock
£11.19 RRP £15.99 Website price saving £4.80 (30%)

This product is usually dispatched within 10-14 days

Description

After Spain declared war on Britain on 21 June 1779, Gibraltar was besieged by land and sea for four years. The centrepiece of the siege was the dramatic assault by supposedly invincible battering ships and the author reveals how these floating phenomena were countered by British engineering ingenuity and sheer resolve. In this detailed account of the siege, Rene Chartrand examines the Franco-Spanish and British forces as well as the personalities and plans that would contribute to a vital British victory at a time when British fortunes elsewhere in the world were on the wane.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Great Siege/The Sortie/The Siege of Minorca/Gibraltar holds on/The Grand Attack/Admiral Howe's Relief/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Select Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 05 Jul 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769776
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 30 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 172
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Kolin 1757 cover
£11.19 RRP £15.99
Quebec 1775 cover
£11.19 RRP £15.99
A Far-Flung Gamble cover
£10.49 RRP £14.99
Saratoga 1777 cover
£11.19 RRP £15.99

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over