Defending the Rock: Gibraltar at War 1935-1945

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  • ENGLISH

    Language
  • 660

    Pages
  • 9780571307708

    ISBN
  • 160 mm

    Width
  • 242 mm

    Height
  • 1042 gram

    Weight
  • DEFENDING

    Edition
  • HARDCOVER

    Binding
  • 24 OCTOBER 2017

    Publish Date
  • 58 mm

    Spine Width

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    Two months before he shot himself, Adolf Hitler saw where it had all gone wrong. By failing to seize Gibraltar in the summer of 1940, he lost the war. The Rock of Gibraltar, a pillar of British sea-power since 1704, looked formidable but was extraordinarily vulnerable. Though menaced on all sides by Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Vichy France and Francoist Spain, every day Gibraltar had to let thousands of people cross its frontier to work. Among them came spies and saboteurs, eager to blow up its 25 miles of secret tunnels. In 1942, Gibraltar became US General Eisenhower's HQ for...  Read More

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