GIBRALTAR: THE GREATEST SIEGE IN BRITISH HISTORY
480pp., 16 plates incl.colour, P.B. 2019 reissue. For over 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. During the siege, thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and diseases.