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The Resource Gibraltar : the greatest siege in British history, Roy and Lesley Adkins

Gibraltar : the greatest siege in British history, Roy and Lesley Adkins

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Gibraltar : the greatest siege in British history
Title
Gibraltar
Title remainder
the greatest siege in British history
Statement of responsibility
Roy and Lesley Adkins
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Language
eng
Summary
"For more than three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history, and the obsession with saving Gibraltar was blamed for the loss of the American colonies in the War of Independence. Located between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, on the very edge of Europe, Gibraltar was a place of varied nationalities, languages, religions, and social classes. During the siege, thousands of soldiers, civilians, and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation, and disease. Very ordinary people lived through extraordinary events, from shipwrecks and naval battles to an attempted invasion of England and a daring sortie out of Gibraltar into Spain. Deadly innovations included red-hot shot, shrapnel shells, and a barrage from immense floating batteries. This is military and social history at its best, a story of soldiers, sailors, and civilians, with royalty and rank and file, workmen and engineers, priests, prisoners of war, spies, and surgeons, all caught up in a struggle for a fortress located on little more than two square miles of awe-inspiring rock. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History is an epic page-turner, rich in dramatic human detail--a tale of courage, endurance, intrigue, desperation, greed, and humanity. The everyday experiences of all those involved are brought vividly to life with eyewitness accounts and expert research"--
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Amazon.com
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10625007
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YDX
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Adkins, Roy
Dewey number
946.8/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA87.5 1779
LC item number
.A35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Adkins, Lesley
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True
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  • Gibraltar
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Military
  • HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
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the greatest siege in British history
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Gibraltar : the greatest siege in British history, Roy and Lesley Adkins
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Copyright
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"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-416) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Disaster -- Beginnings -- Blockade -- Invasion -- Firepower -- Shortages -- Moonlight battle -- Rodney's relief -- Smallpox -- Gunboats -- Scurvy -- Darby's convoy -- Bombardment -- Devastation -- Surrender -- Countersign steady -- Minorca falls -- French ingenuity -- Tunnels -- Waiting -- Mass attack -- Explosion -- Hurricane -- Peace and plenty -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn993694618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735221628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)993694618
Label
Gibraltar : the greatest siege in British history, Roy and Lesley Adkins
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Disaster -- Beginnings -- Blockade -- Invasion -- Firepower -- Shortages -- Moonlight battle -- Rodney's relief -- Smallpox -- Gunboats -- Scurvy -- Darby's convoy -- Bombardment -- Devastation -- Surrender -- Countersign steady -- Minorca falls -- French ingenuity -- Tunnels -- Waiting -- Mass attack -- Explosion -- Hurricane -- Peace and plenty -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn993694618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735221628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)993694618

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