2 edition of Gibraltor, Colony and Fortress. found in the catalog.
Gibraltor, Colony and Fortress.
R. A. Preston
Reprinted from the Canadian Historical Review.
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The Fortifications of Gibraltar (Fortress) Darren Fa, Clive Finlayson Gibraltar is not only an archetypal fortress, preserving in its dominating topography and walls, bastions and emplacements a rich testament to extended periods of human conflict, but it is also a unique record of the evolution of the sciences of fortification and. Books set in Gibraltar 78 books set in Gibraltar Books; Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian. Recommended by 1. Shadow of the Rock by Thomas Mogford. Recommended by 1. A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear. No recommendations yet. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula bordering Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar dominates the landscape, and just at the end of it lives approximat people, known as Gibraltarians. Gibraltar’s modern history dates back past when the Anglo-Dutch forces captured the country from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession. Book Description: Celebrated as a trading port, Hong Kong was also Britain’s “eastern fortress”. Likened by many to Gibraltar and Malta, the colony was a vital but vulnerable link in imperial strategy, exposed to a succession of enemies in a turbulent age and a troubled region.
Celebrated as a trading port, Hong Kong was also Britain’s “eastern fortress”. Likened by many to Gibraltar and Malta, the colony was a vital but vulnerable link in imperial strategy, exposed to a succession of enemies in a turbulent age and a troubled region. 2 hours ago Good: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal.
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Gibraltar's fortifications have evolved in a number of stages. Its first permanent inhabitants, the Moors of North Africa, are said to have established a fort on Djebel Tarik (the Mount of Tarik, a name that was eventually corrupted into Gibraltar) "to be on guard and watch events on the other side of the Straits" as early as Gibraltar was fortified for the first time in by the.
Great account of the history of Gibraltar. I couldn't put the book down. Loved it, absolutely loved this book. However, I wish I had read this book before traveling to Gibraltar. It would have made the trip more interesting.
If you plan on a trip to southern Spain, include a trip to Gibraltar, but take the time to read this book, by: 6. The book starts off in ancient Iberia, covering mythology and ancient civilisations who conquered, settled and then were conquered.
The bulk of the book focuses on the Spanish-British struggle, which makes perfect Colony and Fortress. book. The bulk of the book focuses on the Spanish-British struggle, which makes perfect sense.
A lot of fascinating information on the Siege, and the importance of Gibraltar to both Spain and Britain from the Anglo-Dutch conquest until World War /5(58).
Gibraltar, British overseas territory occupying a narrow peninsula of Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, just northeast of the Strait of Gibraltar, on the east side of the Bay of Gibraltar (Bay of Algeciras), and directly south of the Spanish city of Gibraltor is 3 miles (5 km) long and mile ( km) wide and is connected to Spain by a low, sandy isthmus that is 1 mile ( km) long.
Continue to King’s Bastion, where General Elliott defended Gibraltar during the last Great Siege. Admire the Ton Gun, an impressive foot-long, inch rifled muzzle loader capable of firing up to 8 miles.
Travel to the highest point on The Rock and get superb views across the Straits of Gibraltar to Africa from Gibraltar Fortress. This fluent, accessible and richly informed study, based on previously unexplored archival material, concerns the history of Gibraltar following its military conquest inafter which.
Operation Tracer was a secret Second World War military operation in Gibraltar, a British colony and military base. The impetus for the plan was the scheme by Germany to capture Gibraltar, code-named Operation ion Tracer was the brainchild of Rear Admiral John Henry Godfrey, the Director of the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty.
Gibraltar has always been part of British history. Admiral Lord Nelson and the Fleet visited Gibraltar in Mayand after the nearby Battle of Trafalgar in October of that year, Nelson’s body, embalmed in a cask of wine, was brought ashore at Rosia Bay to be returned to England for burial.
Celebrated as a trading port, Hong Kong was also Britain’s “eastern fortress”. Likened by many to Gibraltar and Malta, the colony was a vital but vulnerable link in imperial strategy, exposed to a succession of enemies in a turbulent age and a troubled region.
This book examines Hong Kong’s developing role in the Victorian imperial defence system, the emerging challenges from Russia. Books shelved as gibraltar: A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear, Shadow of the Rock by Thomas Mogford, Defending the Rock: Gibraltar at War Sought after by every nation with territorial ambitions in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Gibraltar was possessed by the Arabs, the Spanish, and ultimately the British, who captured it in the early s and held onto it in a siege of more than three years late in the eighteenth century.
The fact that that was one of more than a dozen sieges exempl. A short history of Gibraltar as a fortress, trading post, harbour and as a pain to Spain. The main part of the book focused on the siege of Written in it is very pro-English, pro-Empire and pro-Royal Navy/5(8).
An informative and interesting history of the fortress of Gibraltar from Classical times. The book primary focus is on the 17th. to 19th.
centuries. Recommended if a little s: An informative and interesting history of the fortress of Gibraltar from Classical times. The book primary focus is on the 17th.
to 19th. centuries. Recommended if a little dated. Read more. 4 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. See all reviews from the United s: Bradford uses his matchless skill and knowledge to take the reader through the history of this great and unique fortress.
From its geological creation to its two-thousand-year influence on politics and war, he crafts the compelling tale of how these few square miles played a major part in history. Ernle Bradford's books have been widely s: Gibraltarian definition, a British crown colony comprising a fortress and seaport located on a narrow promontory near the S tip of Spain.
(5 sq. km). See more. "The Rock." Only one place on earth is universally recognized by that term: Gibraltar. Since ships first set sail in the Mediterranean, The Rock has been the gate of Fortress Europe.
In ancient times it was known as one of the Pillars of Hercules, and a glance at its formidable mass suggests that it may well have been created by the gods. Sought. Dr Giovanni Bonello writes in his Foreword to Volume IV of Fortress Colony: The Final Actpublished by Midsea Books, that it is 'an epic book.
Everything about it is epic - the times. 10). 1 According to the jus soli, the children of aliens born in Gibraltar became British by birth and, from the perspective of local authorities, represented an irremovable alien liability to the colony. 2 According to the permit system, those aliens admitted into Gibraltar for the purposes of employment were meant only to be temporary.
This fluent, accessible and richly informed study, based on much previously unexplored archival material, concerns the history of Gibraltar following its military conquest inafter which sovereignty of the territory was transferred from Spain to Britain and it became a British fortress and colony.The military history of Gibraltar during World War II exemplifies Gibraltar's position as a British fortress since the early 18th century and as a vital factor in British military strategy, both as a foothold on the continent of Europe, and as a bastion of British sea power.
During World War II, Gibraltar served a vital role in both the Atlantic Theatre and the Mediterranean Theatre. Gibraltar has been a subject of dispute between Britain and Spain for at least three centuries.
The territory was given up to Britain under the Treaty of .