Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

Spanish Sahara (Sahara Español in Spanish and الصحراء الإسبانية‎‎ — As-Sahrā’a Al-Isbānīyah in Arabic), officially the Overseas Province of the Spanish Sahara (Provincia Ultramarina del Sahara Español and إقليم الصحراء الإسبانية ما وراء البحار), was the name used for the modern territory of Western Sahara when it was occupied and ruled as a territory by Spain between 1884 and 1975. It had been one of the most … Continue reading Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

La Agüera #14 (1922)

La Agüera #14 (1922)

La Agüera was a town on the Atlantic coast at the southern tip of the Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula in what is currently Western Sahara.  It was founded in 1920 when a fort was established by Francisco Bens just a few miles away from the French settlement of Port Étienne (now Nouadhibou) on the eastern side of the peninsula.  A military air base established by the Spanish was … Continue reading La Agüera #14 (1922)