SPAIN: The Sidewalks of Madrid

For weeks banners have stretched across the narrow alleys leading to Madrid's trolley-thronged Puerta del Sol urging Spanish Radicals to go out and fight for the Government. For weeks trenches hastily dug in the outer boulevards have been guarded by groups of excitable, untrained Red Militia. Despite all this, nobody in the centre of the capital could quite believe last week that the final attack on Madrid was so close, until the wind shifted and the deep throb of distant cannonading sounded over the city.

Women dashed through the streets, waving market...

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