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  • The Confederate steamer Sumter was at Gibraltar on the 18th ult., and the Federal steamer Tuscarora in Algesiras Roads.

    The Confederate Steamer Sumter was at Gibraltar 1862

  • “Candelabres” by Algesiras – manga-influenced fantasy, set in modern Paris

    Vive la France! 2010

  • Cadiz and Algesiras, in order that Villeneuve might finally be compelled for want of provision to set sail.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria Edward Farr

  • Algesiras, a second battle brought back victory to the Union Jack.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 1 of 2) John Holland Rose 1898

  • When Tarik received the news of the approach of Roderic's army, which is said to have amounted to nearly one hundred thousand men, provided with all kinds of weapons and military stores, he wrote to Musa for assistance, saying that he had taken Algesiras, a port of Andalusia, thus becoming, by its possession, the master of the passage into that country; that he had subdued its districts as far as the bay; but that

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 04 Rossiter Johnson 1885

  • On the 10th of September they sailed thence for Algesiras, on the opposite side of the bay from Gibraltar, to support a grand combined attack by land and sea, which, it was hoped, would reduce to submission the key to the Mediterranean.

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 1877

  • "Da Algesiras," was the reply, which thrilled out of my heart the thought that, like the squire in Chaucer --

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland 1863

  • The frigate Algesiras was anchored alongside the Orion, and the poor convict had fallen between the two vessels: it was to be feared that he would slip under one or the other of them.

    Les Miserables, Volume II, Cosette 1862

  • Algesiras, cut through by a round shot, fell across the British ship, throwing a comrade of D'Houdetot's, the midshipman of the maintop, beyond it, into the sea, and how that middy swam back to the Algesiras.

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville Prince De Joinville 1859

  • Tagus, under the orders of Admiral Roussin, returned, I went over those fine ships, and especially the Algesiras, with many a regret that the

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville Prince De Joinville 1859


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  • Algésiras is the French spelling for the city of Algeciras in Spain.

    December 8, 2009