Gibraltar and the Mediterranean

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Gibraltar and the Mediterranean

By G. T. Garratt
Coward-McCann, 1939
351 pp. $2.50

Mr. Garratt examines the history and the present strategical and political function of Gibraltar in relation to larger British interests, particularly in the Mediterranean. He feels that, even though the Rock has been rendered largely useless by German-built fortifications nearby and by Britain's Spanish policy, it would be unwise to surrender it to Franco or to exchange it for Ceuta. As for the Mediterranean, in which he assumed that a general war would include Italy as an ally of Germany, he favors an intermediate policy, neither abandoning that sea completely nor yet seeking to hold all bases and colonies. His description of the close relationship between certain Spaniards and Germany during and since the World War is illuminating.

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