Fall of Gibraltar
Part of Second World War
Date January 1939
Location Gibraltar
Result Nationalist victory, removal of British forces in Gibraltar
SpanishStateFlag Spanish Nationalists
Nazi Germany Flag Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Britain United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
José Sanjurjo

The battle and capture of Gibraltar from the British by fascist forces during the winter of 1939 greatly aided the Germans' war effort, though the Royal Navy was still considered strong enough to force crossings of the Strait of Gibraltar and take whatever losses incurred.