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So, a bit of info about Gibraltar.  It is said, that who ever controls the mouth of the Med, controls the med, this is why the struggle for its control has been ongoing for years and years.  Inside the rock itself, you will find 30km of tunnel, hundreds of small opening where cannons protrude unseen from below.  During the Great Siege, 1779-1783, the tunnels and its rooms could sustain 10,000 people for up to 2 years, that is pretty amazing in itself.  Up the rock, you can enjoy the monkeys and the view, as well as wonder thru the tunnels up to a certain point, most of the old rooms and tunnels are shut off to the public now, but there is still a lot to see.  I have included a photo of the soldiers rations as posted in the rocks entry way.

A soldiers monthly rations

A soldiers monthly rations

Cannon hatch

Cannon hatch

My Brother Kelly looking non chalant

My Brother Kelly looking non chalant

Another view from up the rock

Another view from up the rock

With this flag I do control.

With this flag I do control.

The rock from the customs office parking lot.  Dragados means dredging machines

The rock from the customs office parking lot. Dragados means dredging machines

Flash back curtains. On this pole would have hung long strips of leather which would have prevented any back flash from occuring and possibly starting a fire in the tunnels.

Flash back curtains. On this pole would have hung long strips of leather which would have prevented any back flash from occuring and possibly starting a fire in the tunnels.

a soldiers monthly rations

a soldiers monthly rations

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