SPAIN: Farewell

All the time that Benito Mussolini's tens of thousands of soldiers were swaggering around the Spanish landscape during the recent civil war, Adolf Hitler's men modestly stayed in the background, playing a less conspicuous but no less effective role. II Duce sent not only airmen but infantrymen to help Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquer the stubborn Spanish Republicans. Spectacularly he took over the strategic island of Majorca as a bombing base, bombastically he bragged about the brave exploits of his legionnaires.

The Führer, on the other hand, ordered his aviators to try out a...

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