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Great Siege of Gibraltar

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  1. an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France to capture Gibraltar from the British during the American War of Independence

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  2. In 1782 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed Bardengesang auf Gibraltar: O Calpe! Dir donnert's am Fusse a piece of music commemorating the Great Siege

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  3. In June of 1779, Spain declared war on Great Britain, France having done so the year before

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  4. The French and Spanish not only wished to retrieve lost territory from Britain but needed to secure Gibraltar, which was a key link in Britain's control of the Mediterranean sea

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  5. In July of 1779, the military forces of both France and Spain laid siege to the British garrison at Gibraltar

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