La posición de Alonso, Nationalist position in the Sierra de la Yedra near Nivar

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What is it?

This Nationalist position includes trenches, observation posts, emplacements, a Command Centre and a tunnel all placed on a hill overlooking a valley and the distant mountain known as Peñón de la Mata.

What’s the story?

This is another position of the Nationalist 6th Centre of Resistance in the Sierra de la Yedra. This was first created in August 1936 and improved in 1938 by the 10th Company of Sappers. One of its main roles was to keep watch over Republican positions on and around the Peñón de la Mata around 2km to the north. On wartime maps, this position is identified as “la posición de Alonso” (Alonso’s position) though I don’t know who Alonso was.

The path leading up to this position passes through what seems to be a natural cleft in the rock.

Like the nearby Avanzadilla de Nívar (located around 700m to the…

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