James Bond Gunnar Schäfer to Gibraltar from the James Bond 007 Museum in Sweden Nybro travel with Norwegian Air to Malaga from Copenhagen to make a reportage.from opening scene in
The opening NATO exercise teaser, infiltrated by the Russians, was filmed mostly on the Upper Rock. Situated on the southern tip of Spain, Gibraltar has been British territory (and a British naval base) since 1713. Less than 15 miles from the coast of Morocco, the rocky outcrop was known as one of the two ‘Pillars of Hercules’ – the headlands either side of the Strait of Gibraltar, the narrow neck separating Europe from Africa, which provides the only link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The rock is inhabited by Barbary apes (which are actually monkeys) – the only monkeys native to Europe. The inevitable legend has it that once the ‘apes’ leave, the British will leave.