In the mid-twentieth century, Rota was a small fishing and farming town in the Spanish province of Cadiz right at the gates of the Mediterranean Sea. General Franco was ruling with an iron fist and his country, impoverished and cut off of the rest of the world. But one day, 8,000 American marines and service members docked on the bay and started to build a giant naval base, occupying land and sea. Fishing and agriculture was over in Rota and everything started to be different from the rest of the country. Americans brought dollars, Levi’s, Marlboros, Harleys, Rock n’ Roll and Blues but also missiles and many love stories.