Atlantic Island Garrisons Spain

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Atlantic Island Garrisons Spain

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 18 Nov 2017 05:47

Casting around for recommended sources on the Spanish garrisons/defenses of their Atlantic islands 1937-1941.

Thanks for any pointers or information

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Re: Atlantic Island Garrisons Spain

Post by Ironmachine » 18 Nov 2017 09:42

Here you have links to some articles in Spanish:
Tenerife:http://hispanianova.rediris.es/4/articulos/04_004d.htm
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote: http://memoriadelanzarote.com/contenido ... entura.pdf
Gran Canaria: https://acceda.ulpgc.es:8443/bitstream/ ... 1/5268.pdf
La Palma: http://mdc.ulpgc.es/cdm/ref/collection/aea/id/2306

Also in Spanish there are some books available, but I can't say how useful they can be as I have not read them:
Aportaciones a la historia de la defensa de Tenerife en la Segunda Guerra Mundial by Emilio Abad Ripoll and Juan Antonio Castro Martín
Los ingenieros y el plan de obstrucciones. La defensa de Canarias durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial by José Antonio Castro Martín
Canarias indefensa: los proyectos aliados de ocupación de las islas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial by Juan José Díaz Benítez
La Armada española y la defensa de Canarias durante la II Guerra Mundial by Juan José Díasz Benítez.
From their titles, they are mainly centered in the Second World War period, but they may include also information about defenses during the SCW. In general, it is easier to obtain information about the defenses during the Second World War than in the 1937-1939 period, when the priority in the Canaries was to send forces to the Peninsula and the defense of the islands was a secondary mission.

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Re: Atlantic Island Garrisons Spain

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 18 Nov 2017 14:43

Thanks. That should be helpful.

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