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THEY were built to defend Puerto Pollensa from an attack by the Royal Navy during the Second World War but these coastal defence gun emplacement have become little more than rubbish tips and the Pollensa council are calling for action.
At the height of the war in the Mediterranean the new Spanish government of General Franco ordered that coastal defences be  built from Pollensa to Alcudia because they feared an attack by the British. Pollensa was at that time an important seaplane base and British convoys to Malta passed relatively close to the Majorcan coast.