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The Resource Defending the Rock : Gibraltar and the Second World War, Nicholas Rankin

Defending the Rock : Gibraltar and the Second World War, Nicholas Rankin

Label
Defending the Rock : Gibraltar and the Second World War
Title
Defending the Rock
Title remainder
Gibraltar and the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Rankin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the invasion of North Africa, the campaign that led to Allied victory in the Mediterranean. Nicholas Rankin's revelatory new book, whose cast of characters includes Haile Selassie, Anthony Burgess and General Sikorski, sets Gibraltar in the wider context of the struggle against fascism, from Abyssinia through the Spanish Civil War. It also chronicles the end of empire and the rise to independence of the Gibraltarian people
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rankin, Nicholas
Dewey number
940.53/4689
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Gibraltar
Target audience
adult
Label
Defending the Rock : Gibraltar and the Second World War, Nicholas Rankin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1105958737
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 660 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571307722
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Defending the Rock : Gibraltar and the Second World War, Nicholas Rankin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1105958737
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 660 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571307722
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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