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After hiking to one of the batteries near Cartagena, I am wondering if there is some literature on those batteries - preferably in English.

 

 

Plenty of, but not in English, I fear

 

http://www.fragata-librosnauticos.com/libro/historia-de-la-artilleria-de-costa-espaola/

 

This gives you locations and such: http://www.condedegazola.com/patrimonio-artillero/la-artilleria-de-costa/

 

There's a museum in Majorca: http://www.ejercito.mde.es/unidades/Madrid/ihycm/mapa-centros/mallorca-imagenes-museo.html

 

Minorca has a 38cm gun that is about as complete as can be expected

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The batteries So. of the entrance to Cartagena: 2 x 15 in, 4 x 6 in Vickers, all installed in the 1930s.

 

joaAvX.jpgCartagena entrance [a narrows] in distance

15 - inch Vickers

0vjHSI.jpgAmmo display in Cartagena Museum of Artillery.They also have a running StuG IIIG

 

Recognition silhouettes in the 15 in local control rooms; the enemy of 1939-45?

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6- inch Vickers

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The official history is recent:

 

Historia de la Artillería de Costa Española. Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa, 2014

(Paperback, 25 euros)

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