P Line

by Francesc October. 25, 2020 204 views

It’s called the P Line, a network of around 6,000 defensive fortifications that former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco ordered built in the 1940s and 1950s, for fear of a post-Civil War foreign invasion and to defend against domestic resistance. But the installations, which stretched from the Basque province of Guipúzcoa to Catalonia, never had to be used.

The concrete structures, some of which were hand-carved into rock or camouflaged on top of a hill, are impressive for those who dare enter. The majority are not particularly large, but big enough to hold between five and 30 soldiers, who would be able to fight off a hypothetical attack using artillery or rifles.

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Yokai - 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I have gained new knowledge from these photos! Thanks for sharing, my friend!

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Francesc Replied to Yokai - 7 months, 2 weeks ago

You are very kind...Thanks so much Yokai...Happy days!!!!

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Jay Boggess 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Amazing what fear & paranoia can inspire......no???

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Francesc Replied to Jay Boggess 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Ha ha ,, Yes my friend!!Thanks so much Jay

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Jay Boggess Replied to Francesc 7 months, 2 weeks ago

+1grinning+1

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Francesc Replied to Jay Boggess 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Jay...Happy Sunday!!!

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Francesc 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure, Amigo!
+1smile+1

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing this information. Never heard of P-line before. We are always learning my friend

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Francesc Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Antonio. They  wan to imitate Maginot line but it wasn't used it !

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