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Author Alexander, Marc, 1929-

Title Gibraltar [electronic resource] : Conquered by No Enemy / Marc Alexander.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]
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Summary The story of Gibraltar is one of siege, starvation, plague, and battles interspersed with periods of peace. The colony's civilian population is made up of a rich and complex racial mix of exiled Jews, French royalists, Maltese merchants, emigrants from India, and Genoese fishermen who fled Napoleon. This history provides the background to a unique community and a chronicle of a remarkable chapter in British military history. Even now, the future of the tiny territory is still uncertain. An important RAF base, it is a fragment of Britain's imperial past set uneasily in the territory of a fellow member of the European Union apparently eager to reclaim it. Gibraltar's dramatic history is far from over.
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Subject Gibraltar -- History.
Gibraltar -- History, Military.
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Other Form: Print version: Alexander, Marc, 1929- Gibraltar. Stroud : History Press, 2008. 9780750933315 (cased) : (Uk)014627123
ISBN 9780752475349 (e-pub)
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