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The Third Reich in the Canary Islands

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Seventy percent of German ships docked in the Canary Islands between 1919 and 1939, a period of history illustrated by the photos unearthed by historian José Miguel Rodríguez Illescas

  • The banner welcoming German sailors as they came ashore in Santa Cruz.
    1The banner welcoming German sailors as they came ashore in Santa Cruz.
  • The mooring of the ‘Robert Ley’ at the Santa Cruz harbor, Tenerife, in April 1939.
    2The mooring of the ‘Robert Ley’ at the Santa Cruz harbor, Tenerife, in April 1939.
  • The bow of the ‘Robert Ley’ after it arrived in Santa Cruz.
    3The bow of the ‘Robert Ley’ after it arrived in Santa Cruz.
  • The ‘Gneisenau’ at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria harbor in July 1939.
    4The ‘Gneisenau’ at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria harbor in July 1939.
  • Sailors from the ‘Deutschland’ in Príncipe de Santa Cruz square on Tenerife, in February 1939.
    5Sailors from the ‘Deutschland’ in Príncipe de Santa Cruz square on Tenerife, in February 1939.
  • An excursion to Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife undertaken by the crew under the command of Admiral Graf Spee.
    6An excursion to Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife undertaken by the crew under the command of Admiral Graf Spee.
  • Officers under Admiral Graf Spee snack during the excursion to Puerto de la Cruz.
    7Officers under Admiral Graf Spee snack during the excursion to Puerto de la Cruz.
  • The Graf zeppelin watched by crowds on Tenerife.
    8The Graf zeppelin watched by crowds on Tenerife.
  • Sailors from the ‘Schleisen’ pose with members of the Falange in front of the ancient ‘Drago milenario’ tree at Icod de los Vinos, in Tenerife.
    9Sailors from the ‘Schleisen’ pose with members of the Falange in front of the ancient ‘Drago milenario’ tree at Icod de los Vinos, in Tenerife.