SPAIN: DR. VIDDI'S TALE

Dr. Vidal's Tale

Last week, as post-war recriminations in Spain became more & more bitter, a physician named Jiniero Vidal swore to a blood-curdling story:

Early in February Catalonia was collapsing like a punctured balloon. One day Colonel Enrique Lister, one of the commanders who led the Loyalists in their last-ditch stand, ordered him to evacuate his Gerona hospital of its sick and wounded. Dr. Vidal protested that many of the patients were too frail to be moved. Thereupon Colonel Lister got so very angry that he ordered shot down not Dr. Vidal,...

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