For the Spain they believed to be better: in Ceuta Cathedral
In July 1936, General Francisco Franco took command of the Spanish Army of Africa and rebelled against the Spanish republican government; his military uprising led to the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939. Franco transported troops to mainland Spain in an airlift using transport aircraft supplied by Germany and Italy. The Spanish Army of Africa which included a considerable number of Moroccan troops (regulares), under the command of Francisco Franco, became the core of the Spanish Nationalist Army.
Ceuta became one of the first casualties of the uprising: General Franco's rebel nationalist forces seized Ceuta, while at the same time the city came under fire from the air and sea forces of the official republican government.
The close connexion between Ceuta and the Spanish Army can be seen everywhere around the city and can be considered as one of its main signs of identity. This connexion is also linked to the participation of Franco's troops during the Spanish Civil War and in despite of the Historical Memory Law there are several elements connected to Franco's dictatorship around the city. That is the case for instance of the memorial plaque behind Ceuta Cathedral dedicated to the fallen for God and for Spain.
These photos were taken in April 2018 and show some spots connected to the Spanish Army in Ceuta as for instance some abandoned military sites, the Casino Militar -opened in 1853- or the memorial plaque behind Ceuta Cathedral.