In 2014 the Royal Gibraltar Regiment celebrated its 75th anniversary. In order to mark this milestone in the unit´s history, Dr. Matthias Strohn was commissioned to write its official history. The book will be launched during the Gibraltar Literary Festival.
The book covers the history of the regiment and its preceding formations, a history that shows how a locally raised volunteer unit developed into a modern, light-role infantry battalion, based in Gibraltar and operating all over the world. The changing roles of the regiment and the internal developments are described and explained within the wider political and military context of Gibraltar.
Dr Strohn will present the book and he will talk about the Regiment and its contribution to military life in Gibraltar and beyond. Using this book as an example, he will also talk about wider issues that a historian faces when writing military history.