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The Hitler Bridge in Gaucín PDF
Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00
 

 By Paul Whitelock

altI discovered recently that the bridge that carries the A369 road round the western edge of Gaucín, was built by Adolf Hitler during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). 

This was apparently for the purpose of moving German troops quickly down to Gibraltar to invade the British enclave, once the Nazis had conquered Britain.  Gibraltar had been ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 following the War of the Spanish Succession.  The deal with General Franco in 1936 was that Hitler would give Gibraltar back to the Spanish and because he still hoped to involve the Spanish dictator in the Second World War. Looks like Francisco saw Adolf coming!

 

 

Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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