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World War II Tunnels, Gibraltar

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Take a tour through the labyrinth of World War II Tunnels, dug for a British garrison intended to defend Gibraltar from an anticipated German attack that never happened. Amazingly, this historic rock, solid from the outside, is practically an underground city hollowed out by a network of nearly 52 km (32 mi) of tunnels. They were prepared to accommodate the entire garrison of 16,000 soldiers for 16 months. See the recreated hospital--one of the parts of the tunnels actually put to use during the war. Put World War II Tunnels into our Gibraltar trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A very interesting place that we visited quite by chance, as it were, by the way. You can see how Gibraltar during World War II, as defended. No doubt now from Gibraltar, you look at the rock, otherwise, if the vennen can to departures from the tunnels.
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  • its great learning about the Gibraltar in the scond world war. lots of little lookouts so you can really ffeel it.  more »
  • My partner and I visited Upper Rock on a Monday in July and had paid our £10 each for the usual tourist attractions (Great Seige Tunnels, Moorish Castle, St. Michael's Cave etc); we hadn't done a grea...  more »

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