SPAIN: No Talk of Democracy

After raging furiously for over a fortnight the "Battle of Madrid" simmered down last week to a peevish interchange of inconsequent bombardments. The great Leftist offensive launched "to raise the Siege of Madrid" (TIME, July 26 et seq.) had been broken by the Rightists at Brunete and not a single structure stood last week in that shattered spearhead of the Madrid defenders' advance. As pretty, Polish Mile. Gerda Taro, 25, was taking pictures for LIFE and footage for the MARCH OF TIME of the retreat from Brunete she was killed.

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