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GREAT SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR 1775-1783

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:53 pm

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This stamp shows a warship which is not identified during the “Great Siege of Gibraltar from 1775-1783”.

It was a very long blockade of Gibraltar by Spanish and French forces during the American War of Independence 1775-1783, when Spain and France besieged it for more than three years 1779-1783.
In September 1782 the British forces destroyed the floating batteries of the enemy outside the harbour.
Much more is given by: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Siege_of_Gibraltar

Source: An Encyclopedia of Naval History by Bruce and Cogar.
Gibraltar 2000 30p sg?, scott?
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