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Spanish conquest of Minorca 1781-82. the great bombardment

On November 11, the besiegers’ mortar batteries began to function. In the early days, the only damage inside the Castle was a small 6-pounder cannon. The Castle’s gunners also managed to sink a supply ship that was attempting to unload at the Georgetown dock. Minister José Moñino y Redondo, Count of Floridablanca, sent the largest. . .

Spanish conquest of Minorca 1781-82. Siege of the Castle of San Felipe

Governor Murray began the defense of San Felipe Castle with two objectives: to await the arrival of a relief convoy and to hold out as long as possible to help his comrades in Gibraltar. The defense comprised the Castle itself; to the south, separated by Cala San Esteban, was Fort Malborough and, to the north,. . .

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Swearing in of the flag by civil personnel in Menorca on May 28

On the occasion of Armed Forces Day 2022, the Alaior City Council and the General Command of the Balearic Islands have organized a Flag Swearing for civilian personnel, on Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m. in Alaior, which aims to allow Spaniards who, without being professionally linked to the Armed Forces, can express their commitment. . .

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Pallicer and Moreno once again win the XVI La Mola Fortress Race

More than 130 athletes have participated this morning in the XVI La Mola Fortress Race, an athletic event whose route has been carried out entirely inside the Fortress of Isabel II (La Mola), a monumental, heritage and historical site of the island of Menorca with an approximate area of ​​1 square km. Juan Moreno del. . .

The General Commander of the Balearic Islands returns to Menorca

The General Commander of the Balearic Islands, Fernando Luis Gracia Herréiz, visits the island of Menorca for the second time. On this occasion, the general met this Friday with the president of the Insular Council, Susana Mora, and the mayor of Alaior, José Luis Benejam, and he also took the opportunity to meet, in the. . .

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Open registration period to participate in the XVI La Mola Fortress Race

Athletes who wish to participate in the sixteenth edition of the Fortaleza de La Mola race, which will be held next Sunday, May 8 from 10:30 a.m., can now formalize their registration online, through the website www.elitechip. net, or at the starting point up to half an hour before the start of the test. The. . .

First official visit by the new director of the Institute of Military History and Culture

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Division General Antonio Ruiz Benítez made his first official visit to Menorca as the new director of the Institute of Military History and Culture, after taking office on March 14. The two days of work began early on Wednesday afternoon with a guided tour of the Castillo de. . .

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The structures of Menorcan society in the 18th century

Precisely the relations of production in the Menorca of the Ancien Regime present the typical features of this model in which the grievous elements of society determine the functioning of the rest and the economic structure can be defined as a slow-paced and long-lasting dynamic, in which that the qualitative aspects remain practically unchanged for. . .

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The Minorca Military Consortium participates in the Book Day in Mahón

Maó City Council has decided to once again celebrate Book Day and the Menorca Military Consortium has been faithful to the annual event with its numerous publications. This year the pulse has recovered after two years of abnormal situation, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and, thanks to the fact that Sant Jordi falls on a. . .

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