This comprehensive, illustrated history includes a visitors' guide to the island and details the successive occupations by the Moors, Spanish, and British; the development of Gibraltar as a military fortress and the 16 sieges it has suffered in 700 years; and the social, economic, and political growth of Gibraltar into a self-governing colony.
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Foreword by Field Marshal Sir John Chappie
Competing Kingdoms 7111309
Spanish Interlude 14621704
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