The siege of the Castle of San Felipe by French troops in 1756 marked the end of almost 50 years of British occupation of the Island.
It is one of the longest periods of domination of Menorca by the English, which ended after a tough battle with the troops of the French crown, which dealt a severe blow to the British army in the siege of the Castle of San Felipe. Their losses were enormous and their surrender gave way to a period of seven years of occupation of the Island by the French, specifically until the year 1763, when, through the signing of the Treaty of Paris, Menorca again passed into the hands of the English.
Interest in Menorca during the time was enormous due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea, with a port like Mahón, which met the essential conditions to house a large fleet of warships as well as for maritime transport and sales. of goods.
In the video you can see a historical recreation of what was the siege of the Castle of San Felipe by the French army, of the hardships suffered by the English soldiers locked up and cornered in the underground tunnels of said fortification, accompanied by their partners and / or families in general.