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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. Marc Alexander's book is the first full history of the rock for many years, providing the background to a unique community and a chronicle of a remarkable chapter in British military history. Even now, at the beginning of the new millennium, the future of the 6.5 square km 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750933315
ISBN-10: 0750933313
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marc Alexander

Marc Alexanderis a former Fleet Street journalist and a consultant editor of "Heritage Magazine." For many years he contributed a regular history column to "Majesty "magazine. His books include "The Outrageous Queens," "Haunted Churches and Abbeys of Britain," "Royal Murder," and "A Companion to the Royal Heritage of Britain." Marc lives in London."

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