History of War

PROJECTS, BATTLES AND OPERATIONS

“I COULD NEVER HAVE MAINTAINED THE SPEED AND TEMPO OF FORWARD MOVEMENT WITHOUT LARGE SUPPLIES OF BAILEY BRIDGING”
– Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

1 GREAT SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR

24 JUNE 1779-7 FEBRUARY 1783 GIBRALTAR, IBERIAN PENINSULA

 Engineers of the Soldier Artificer Company dig a tunnel in the North Face of 'the Rock' in order

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from History of War

History of War2 min readPolitics
Call Sign Chaos
Author: Jim Mattis and Bing West Publisher: Random House Price: £17.99 In nine words, the dedication in Jim Mattis’s book reflects the author’s innermost beliefs, “To all those who serve in the defence of our values.” Taking the story forward nearl
History of War14 min read
Hill 262
Identifying the value of high ground to provide a strong defensive position, Maczek directs the 1st Armoured Regiment towards Hill 262 on the Mount Ormel ridge north-east of Chambois. The Poles' arrival on 19 August cuts through the Germans’ one rema
History of War1 min readPolitics
Commodore Perry
In 1635, eager to fight the subversive power of foreign influence, the paranoid Tokugawa regime banned anyone from travelling or sending ships abroad. While its cities underwent rapid economic growth and cultural development, by the 19th century, Jap