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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Hotel Lima

The hotel where Pantaleón Pantoja, his wife and mother stay upon first arriving in Iquitos.

Chiclayo

A city located in Peru. Prior to moving to Iquitos, Pantoja was stationed at Chiclayo.

Iquitos

The town in the Amazon jungle where Pantaleón Pantoja is stationed.

Lima

The capital city of Peru.

Lake Titicaca

A large lake in South America. Pantoja is stationed at Lake Titicaca after the Special Service falls into disrepute.

Moronacocha

Site of the martyrdom of a young boy.

The Delilah

Name of the military hydroplane used by the Special Service to transport the "specialists" to remote Peruvian Army installations.

Pantiland

Nickname given to the Special Service headquarters. Pantiland is a play on the name "Pantoja."

The Mau Mau

A brothel/nightclub located in Iquitos.

The Hymn of the Special Service

A song of celebration composed by the prostitutes under Captain Pantoja's command. The...

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