SPAIN: El Caudillo

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As predicted, when Generalissimo Franco's German-planned counterattack on Madrid failed month ago (TIME, Aug. 16), Italian staff officers were given their innings, permitted an attempt to re-establish Italian military prestige with a mass attack on the onetime summer resort of Santander. key point of the shrunken and crumbling Basque front. As predicted, the Rightist columns found ineffective resistance among the 25,000 Basques and Asturian miners defending Santander and last week Santander fell. As predicted, Italy threw aside the last vestige of neutrality in the Spanish Civil War. The three...

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