Foreign News: Terrific Toledo

Nonetheless a farce for being the most spectacular siege of the entire Spanish Civil War, the bloody and infernal affair of the Toledo Alcázar boomed and belched and banged last week toward an end thoroughly Spanish, thoroughly heroic. The Alcázar is the West Point of Spain. The farce began on July 21 when the Red radio of Madrid announced that Commandant José Moscardó and his 1,400 soldiers and spruce Spanish cadets had surrendered to 10,000 peasants under radical General Riquelmo. This broadcast was a midriff laugh to all Spanish officers who know the...

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