Nazi Fuel Bunker in Formentera

During the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939) Formentera suffered from heavy fights against the nationalistic troops of Franco, Nationalist troops supplied and reinforced by Mussolini's ships and planes eventually attacked Formentera and a notorious Italian platoon who called themselves the Dragons of Death began slaughtering left-wing sympathisers. Eighteen Formenterencs were shot, while at least five died in Nazi concentration camps. Investment in the island stopped, leaving the inhabitants operating at subsistence levels. From 1939 to 1942, Formentera became a concentration camp for political dissidents from mainland Spain awaiting execution.Wich I will cover in another post. Apart from that there was a Nazi radio station and a hydroplane base on an interior lagoon called "estang des pudent "(because it stinks of rotten eggs) bellow a picture of the Fuel Bunker which was used to refuel the planes one of which crashed in the lake.