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Fire Over the Rock by James Falkner


Fire Over the Rock by James Falkner

The great siege of Gibraltar was the longest recorded in the annals of the British army. Between 1779 and 1783 a small British force defended the Rock against the Spanish and the French who were determined take this strategically vital point guarding the entrance to the Mediterranean. The tenacity and endurance shown by the attackers and defenders alike, and the sheer ingenuity of the siege operations mounted by both sides, make the episode an epic of military history, and the story gives us a fascinating insight into the realities of siege warfare. In this, the first full study of the siege for over 40 years, James Falkner draws on a wide range of contemporary sources to tell the exciting tale of a huge and complex operation.

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Publication date

21st May 2009


James Falkner

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Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


192 pages


American War of Independence
European history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Battles & campaigns



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