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The British Captured ‘The Rock Of Gibraltar’ This Day 313-Years Ago From ; August 4, 1704, From Spain.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar



Claims that the capture took place on August 3, 1704 are one day OUT! The battle for ‘The Rock‘ started August 3 but the Spanish garrison did not capitulate until the next day, i.e., August 4.

Also note that it was NOT a straightforward British conquest as is often assumed. To start with it was a British-Dutch fleet that captured it and it was done on behalf of Austria!

Britain did not get ‘Gib’ did 9 years later, in 1713.


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by Anura Guruge