SPAIN: Madrid Digs In

Women and children, 12.000 of them, stood in crowds all day long before Madrid's railway station last week to be herded into trains and sent off to Valencia and safety. All night long picks and pneumatic drills echoed in the streets. Spain's Radical Government was digging trenches, building pill boxes for the bloody last battle with the Whites which was coming as inevitably as Death. As soon as the street trenches were finished they were manned with taxi drivers, shop clerks, bricklayers, shoemakers, who were ordered to stay at their posts, eating...

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